According to NME, The Strokes have been working on a new album to follow Angles, despite the previous denial from their management and label. It was reported earlier this month that the band was working on new material at the Electric Lady Studios in New York, and it looks like that turned out to be true.
In an interview with NME, guitarist Albert Hammond Junior’s father, Albert Hammond Sr., revealed that the reports are true. He said: “Albert says that the stuff they’re doing is incredible. They’re doing it themselves with their friend, engineer and producer. He just says ‘Dad, it’s incredible’.”
In response to whether this album will be very different from Angles, Hammond Sr. said, “I don’t think they’ll go in a wildly different direction. Obviously the songs will be different, but I think The Strokes are The Strokes; they always will be The Strokes.”
Watch a video of The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture speaking to NME backstage at Benicassim 2011 about following up Angles.