Watch The Strokes premiere tracks from their new EP ‘Future Present Past’ live

Band are looking at working on a new album

The Strokes performed tracks from their recent EP ‘Future Present Past’ in New York last night (May 31).

The band played at the Capitol Theatre and premiered all three tracks from the record – ‘Oblivius’, ‘Drag Queen’ and ‘Threat Of Joy’ – during their set. You can view fan footage of the tracks below.

‘Future Present Past’ is the band’s first record since their 2013 album ‘Comedown Machine’


They performed a 16 song set which featured tracks from their back catalogue including ‘The Modern Age’, ‘Juicebox’, ”Reptilia’, Someday’ and ‘Soma’ which was played for the first time since 2010.

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There were also rare outings for a series of tracks from their third album First Impressions Of Earth including ‘Ask Me Anything’ and ‘Electricityscape’.

The Strokes played:

‘The Modern Age’
‘Threat Of Joy’
‘What Ever Happened?’
‘Under Cover Of Darkness’
‘Alone, Together’
‘Ask Me Anything’
‘You’re So Right’
‘Evening Sun’
‘Drag Queen’
‘Trying Your Luck’


Frontman Julian Casablancas recently said a full album would be recorded “if the collective will could be summoned and caroused”.

Following the unveiling of the EP, fans and NME readers recently gave their verdict online. “The musical experience I had today was amazing I remember why I love the strokes so much,” tweeted one user, while another wrote “The Strokes are back, everything is right.”

Some fans weren’t as excited, however. One wrote “So you think that new strokes track is going to sound alright at the beginning and then Julian opens his mouth” and another tweeted “I really like the synths/beat/layers in ‘Drag Queen’. The other 2 are classic The Strokes – for that reason don’t impress much.”