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Striding out to greet a 30,000-strong crowd, The Strokes look ready to tear hearts and eardrums apart. It’stheir first gig of 2015, and their first since Julian Casablancas revealed they…

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For the past decade, fans of The Strokes have watched the band fading away before their very eyes. Not just through a series of albums produced with decreasing care, but…

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The fifth Strokes album, ‘Comedown Machine’, landed in the NME office the other day, heralding the beginning of arguments about whether it’s a scintillating return to form or another…

Tonight doesn’t read like a moment for [a]The Strokes[/a]’ memoirs: they’re playing second fiddle to Swedish bloody House Mafia, as well as going up against [a]Beyoncé[/a] on the Main Stage.…

If the return of [a]The Strokes[/a] has taught us anything, it’s that friendships can be fleeting. The gang of roguish street urchins who once prowled New York’s Lower East Side…

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“I understand what people want,” [a]Julian Casablancas[/a] insisted in these very pages a little over a month ago. “But things have changed.” Well, duh, Jules. In the 1,898 days (yep,…

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Swiss finishing school eductions! Supermodels on speed-dial! Enough NME Awards to start a bric-a-brac stall! No wonder The Strokes look so pissed off all the time. And what a right…

New York cool, then, turned out to be a phantasm: a seductive promise and at first, an exotic thrill – but one that, when you hit the sidewalk, dissipated like…

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Yes, it’s the theme from The Munsters. Yes, it’s a sped-up ‘Hash Pipe’ by Weezer. Yes, it’s the theme from Mission: Impossible. And yes, it is The Strokes embracing the…

It’s the best kind of New York story. One which mixes impossible glamour with brief excursions to the wild side. Which starts in a basement, and ends in huge acclaim.…

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