Strokes frontman is due to release second solo record at some point this year

Julian Casablancas fans have speculated that the singer may release his new solo album on May 26.

Fans have been busy analysing a video released by The Strokes frontman earlier this week, in which he introduced his new band The Voidz and premiered new music.

The video features VHS-quality footage introducing his new bandmembers and the story behind how they all came to play music together. It also shows footage of rehearsals, performances and snippets of new tracks.

One scene from the clip was screengrabbed by a fan on Twitter with the date “26.05” clearly visible in the background. This has led to an assumption that the album may well arrive toward the end of May. That date in May falls on a Monday, the day on which albums are traditionally released in the UK.

Earlier this month, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz premiered five songs from their forthcoming album at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The tracks were entitled ‘2231’, ‘Biz Dog’, ‘The Phantom Of Liberty (Arabic Jam)’, ‘Dr Acula’ and ‘Ego’ – watch them here.

For a full interview with Julian Casablancas, pick up a copy of this week’s NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.