Albert Hammond Jr on The Strokes: ‘Something is building’ – watch

Guitarist says he is confident upcoming gig in New York will lead to new songs

Albert Hammond Jr has said he is confident that The Strokes‘ upcoming live dates will prompt the band to start writing new songs.

The band are scheduled to play live at New York festival The Governors Ball in June and, speaking to NME, the guitarist says he thinks new material will follow. “I’m really excited because it’s always exciting when it gets decided we’re going to do a show. There is something building,” says Hammond Jr.

“I don’t know anything or am hiding anything. I’ll literally do the show and I know that usually when we do that we end up with something. I know that we had this song that we recorded a long time ago and Julian never sang on. I can’t imagine we wouldn’t do it.”

See above to watch Hammond Jr at The Great Escape in Brighton chatting about his UK tour and getting butterflies about reuniting with The Strokes.