DIFFERENT STROKES?

Insiders say work on the new material is gathering pace...

THE STROKES have written five new songs which could be played at this summer’s festivals.

Insiders say work on the new material is gathering pace and a source close to the band said: “They played new songs at Reading in 2002 so you ever know, there’s a chance they’ll play (new material) at the festival this time too.”

The band are planning to release a new single in August which will be taken from ‘Room On Fire’. ‘Under Control’ is currently the most likely candidate.