Julian Casablancas: ‘I very much enjoy playing with The Strokes’

The frontman has offered 'clarification on a couple of silly press things' including comments on brunch

Julian Casablancas has clarified comments he recently made, which seemed to suggest that he no longer enjoyed playing live with The Strokes.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Casablancas was quoted as saying that while it’s “still fun to see people react” to the old material live, he doesn’t “feel anything from it” emotionally. However, he has now taken to Twitter to state: “There were times with the Strokes when maybe we had some issues, but they are resolved now (and have been for a little while now)… and i very much enjoy playing with them!”

He also addressed a recent quote in which he said he had left New York City and moved upstate because of brunch. “I don’t know how many, like, white people having brunch I can deal with on a Saturday afternoon,” he said to GQ. He tweeted today (October 20): “for the record, i was specifically joking about when people dress up like it’s the kentucky derby for LES brunch… i am not against the concept of weekend late breakfast, which people of all freedoms & hues should enjoy”.

Meanwhile, the frontman recently confirmed that The Strokes will record new material early next year. “In January, we might meet up and work on some ideas. Everyone is psyched. Everything is in a really cool place,” he told BBC 6 Music.

The Strokes’ next album will be their sixth full-length LP and the follow-up to 2013’s little-promoted ‘Comedown Machine’.

Casablancas recently released ‘Tyranny’, his first album with new band The Voidz. Read the NME review.