The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has discussed upcoming new material following his recent album with The Voidz.
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz released their debut album ‘Tyranny’ in September 2014, with the singer now telling Noisey that he will shift his focus back to The Strokes.
“It’s the first time we’ve been exclusively writing since ‘Comedown Machine’,” Casablancas said in a recent interview. “We’re planning on recording stuff. I still think we could do cool things and I’ll do that. I’d like to do both [bands] really if I could.”
The Strokes released their last album ‘Comedown Machine’ in 2013, with the band recently announcing details of their first UK gig in five years when they headline the British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park on June 18.
Casablancas also distanced himself from Glastonbury rumours, writing online last month: “For those kindly asking, nopes, no Glasto this year!”
Elsewhere in the Noisey interview, it is revealed that Casablancas will work with Savages singer Jehnny Beth on a new track.
Savages, who released their debut album ‘Silence Yourself’ in 2013, are working on their second LP, recently sharing possible song titles online. Now, it appears that Casablancas and Beth will “duet” on a new track.
Noisey report: “Casablancas became friends with the band when they played alongside The Voidz at a string of South American festivals early last year. He’s set to duet with singer Jehnny Beth on a forthcoming song.”
Last year, Julian Casablancas told NME that The Strokes would record new music in 2015 “if the vibe is right”.