It's their first new song for three years
The Strokes have announced a new EP and premiered their first new song for three years, titled ‘Oblivius’.
The track was played during Julian Casablancas’ new radio show on Sirius XMU this afternoon (May 26). It will feature on the band’s upcoming ‘Future Present Past’ EP, out June 3. The song will be available via the Cult Records website and below.
The EP will feature three songs: ‘Oblivius’, ‘Drag Queen’ and “Threat of Joy’, plus a remix of ‘Oblivius’ by the band’s Fab Moretti. Find more details and pre-order the EP here.
The band have also appeared in a video interview uploaded to Youtube. Watch that below.
The new track follows a Strokes video displayed on the side of buildings in London and New York last night, which teased the words ‘Future Present Past’.
The Strokes were spotted at a recording studio in Monterrey in Mexico in 2015, when they were believed to be recording new songs.
The Strokes didn’t tour their most recent album, 2013’s ‘Comedown Machine’, but are due to headline New York festival Governors Ball on June 3 as well as a warm-up show on May 31 at New York’s Capitol Theater. They also play Australian festival Splendour In The Grass on July 22.
The band headlined Governors Ball in 2014, but organisers said they invited The Strokes to headline again so soon afterwards on the promise of new material.
Their most recent show in the UK was a headline appearance at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park in June 2015.
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