Guitarist in New York band fills NME in on current status of 'Comedown Machine' band
Albert Hammond Jr. has said that The Strokes will return to action at some point in the future, despite not having played live since releasing their latest album ‘Comedown Machine’.
The album, which was released in March, was not supported by any gigs and nor have they spoken about the album as a band. However, in a new interview with NME available digitally and on newsstands from tomorrow (August 14), guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. states that he suspects the group will do something in the future, saying that they have got the past of not making music together.
“At some point we will do something and we will speak about it wholly and it will feel good,” Hammond Jr explains. He adds: “It just feels too one-sided or weird or not fun when it’s not coming as a group effort, but everything’s great. The Strokes are always open to… it’s always going to have something. I’m not saying that’s the word from the band, just that’s how I look at it, how it feels – like we’ve gone past the point of not doing stuff.”
Meanwhile, Hammond Jr and fellow Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi covered Bob Dylan’s ‘Positively 4th Street’ at Dylan Fest in Dublin on Friday night (August 9). Click here for video footage of the performance now.
The gig took place at The Academy in the Irish capital, Albert Hammond Jr. performs a cover of Dylan song ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright’ on his own before being joined by Valensi for ‘Positively 4th Street’, which they both provided vocals on.