The Strokes begin work on the follow-up to 'Angles'

New Yorkers have reportedly been hard at work on album number five in Electric Lady Studios

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The Strokes have begun work on their next studio album, according to reports last night (June 12).

The band, who were last in the UK to headline last summer's Reading And Leeds Festivals, have reportedly been working on new material at the famous Electric Lady Studios in their home city of New York, according to Billboard.

The report claims the band are working with producer Gus Oberg, who was at the controls for guitarist Albert Hammond Jnr's 2008 solo album 'Como Te Llama?' and also worked on the band's 2011 fourth album 'Angles'. A spokesperson from the band's record label however denied the reports this morning.

Speaking previously about the band's plans for their new album, bassist Nikolai Fraiture admitted relations were strained during the making of 'Angles'. Although the five-piece are now apparently in a "good place", Fraiture admitted that not everyone in the band is contributing equally to the new material yet.

He said: "Some people are bringing in stuff, some are not. There aren't so many finished songs but we have many parts. We try putting them together like puzzles and making them stick."

Fraiture added that the sessions will only kick up a gear when everyone has the time to hit the studio together, commenting: "What we do on our own is not the same as what we do together. We're in a good place as a band right now. I feel like I'm at therapy in a marriage."

You can watch a video interview with Fraiture talking about the band's plans for the follow-up to 'Angles' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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