Confirmed: The Strokes working on fifth album

Albert Hammond Snr confirms that the band are working on the follow-up to 'Angles'

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Strokes

The Strokes have begun work on the follow-up to 'Angles', NME can confirm.

The band, who were last in the UK to headline last summer's Reading And Leeds Festivals, were reported to have been working on new material at the famous Electric Lady Studios in their home city of New York earlier this month, but this was quickly denied by their management and record label.

However, in this week's NME, which you pick on newsstands tomorrow (July 4) or available digitally, guitarist Albert Hammond Junior's father Albert Hammond Senior has revealed that the reports are true and the band are in fact working on their fifth studio album.

Asked if the band were recording, Hammond Senior said: "Albert says that the stuff they're doing is incredible. They're doing it themselves with their friend, engineer and producer. He just says 'Dad, it's incredible'."

Then asked if he thought it would sound different from 'Angles', he said: "I don't think they'll go in a wildly different direction. Obviously the songs will be different, but I think The Strokes are The Strokes; they always will be The Strokes."

To read the rest of the interview and for a full report on the band's progress in making their new album, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands tomorrow (July 6) or available digitally.

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

Read More On This Artist

The Strokes - 'We're Back In The Studio Already' The Strokes - 'We're Back In The Studio Already'

Video: The Strokes - 'We're Back In The Studio Already'

More News
'The Wire' star Dominic West raps to promote new film 'Guillemot'
Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder
FKA Twigs performs new song 'Figure 8' during Melbourne live show – watch
The Black Keys perform 'Weight of Love' and 'Howlin' For You' on...
Death Cab For Cutie perform 'Black Sun' on 'Letterman' – watch
Passion Pit confirm details of new album 'Kindred'
Big Sean, Kanye West and Drake team up on 'Blessings' – listen
Noel Gallagher: 'I don't agree with U2 on free music, I'd happily put an extra...
Limp Bizkit guitarist criticises his own fans ahead ShipRocked cruise performance
Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry on stage during Super Bowl half-time show
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler describes bar room brawl as 'unfortunate altercation'
Fall Out Boy say their new album is 'modern rock of the future'
Man faces ban from Parklife festival after 'boasting' about touting tickets
The Jesus And Mary Chain offer local bands support slots on their February UK tour
Suge Knight arrested over fatal hit-and-run incident in LA
Carl Barât 'totally rediscovered the guitar' making Jackals album
Pete Doherty: 'not making music with Amy Winehouse will haunt me to my dying day' –...
Swim Deep say new album is a 'zero-gravity gospel record for the masses'
Haim and Weezer to form supergroups for Jimmy Kimmel
Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Avicii and Nicki Minaj to appear at Wireless 2015
Ryan Jarman: 'Grown-ups still don't like The Cribs. That's absolutely...
Jay Z buys Norwegian music streaming service Wimp for £47million

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM