The Strokes suffering new album ‘disagreement’

Julian Casablancas says there's a split in the band's camp

The StrokesJulian Casablancas has revealed that there is a “disagreement” in the band over whether the new songs destined for their forthcoming fourth album are complete.

The frontman told The Sun that the New York band were split in terms of believing whether they were in a position to go ahead and complete the follow-up to 2006’s ‘First Impressions Of Earth’.

“There is a disagreement as to whether the songs are ready,” he explained. “Some of the band think they are and others don’t. I’m somewhere in the middle.”

Casablancas suggested that part of the problem stemmed from the fact that the band don’t live near each other anymore.

“The problem is getting us together,” he said. “We’re scattered everywhere, and apart from when we’re rehearsing we don’t see each other. We’re not like people who go to the movies together.

“It’s weird with the band, a band is actually a great way to ruin a friendship.”

Julian Casablancas releases his first solo album, ‘Phrazes For The Young’, on November 2.