The Strokes to start work on ‘Angles’ follow-up album in April

Nikolai Fraiture confirms band will begin writing together next month

The Strokes will begin work on their next album in April.

Bassist Nikolai Fraiture confirmed to XFM that the band would begin writing the follow-up to ‘Angles’ less than a month after that album came out.

“We were just talking about when we would get back together and start writing for the next album,” he said. “It should be soon. April, mid-April.”

This follows on from comments made by frontman Julian Casablancas, who recently said that the band would begin work on new material “as soon a possible”.

Fraiture added that he didn’t mind some of the criticism surrounding ‘Angles’, namely about it not being as instantly accessible as their previous work.

“I love that it takes a few listens,” he said. “After a five-year break, we didn’t want to do something that’s like, ‘Oh, I get it after one listen!'”

‘Angles’ was at Number Two in the UK album charts midweeks on Wednesday (March 23).

Check NME.COM on Sunday from 7pm (GMT) for the final chart rundown.