All the band's plans are revealed here...

THE STROKES have almost finished work on their third album – but it might not be out until January 2006.

The band are planning to release a single in the autumn, and play a handful of club dates across Europe around the same time, band manager Ryan Gentles has told the band’s mailing list.

The album, currently untitled, is being mixed by Andy Wallace, who has worked with the likes of Nirvana and [a][/a].

He revealed: “I can tell you that there are 13 songs that are nearly fully completed, but we still have NOT mixed the album, so we’ll continue into June and July with that. This is NOT to say that there will be 13 songs on the album….maybe there will, maybe there won’t…some could be B-sides…we’ll decide that when the recording is 100% done.”

The band are also looking into the possibility of playing in Japan, Australia and South America before the end of the year. US dates are likely in January.