The Strokes uncertain over new album plans

Albert Hammond Jr admits group have no 'concrete' ideas yet

Albert Hammond Jr has said The Strokes have “no idea” what is going on with their next album.

Speaking as he completed his second solo album, the guitarist admitted that at present the group have nothing concrete decided for their fourth record, which would be the follow-up to the 2006 record ‘First Impressions Of Earth’.

Dismissing speculation there may be trouble in the band, Hammond Jr told Pitchfork: “They’re still my friends. I just talked to them the other day, we definitely talk about things [regarding the album].

“I just have learned that, unless there’s something in concrete that we’ve all decided, then I can’t really say anything. It wouldn’t be my place. It would be our place as a group.”

He added that despite the lack of plans, everything was well with the New Yorkers.

“I’ve got to leave that as ‘everything’s great’,” he said. “I just have no idea when we’re going to do anything.”