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The Strokes provide update on a potential new album


The Stokes have been discussing plans to deliver new material after their fans were previously forced to wait seven long years for a return.

The indie music icons, who released their much celebration sixth album The New Abnormal earlier this year, released the record a long seven years after their last full studio album Comedown Machine.

With live dates planned and a splutter of shows prior the coronavirus pandemic, Julian Casablancas and the band have been discussing the potential of a follow up as part of a new interview.

“I think it will be a little quicker now,” frontman Julian Casablancas told NME when asked if it will be another seven-year delay. “I think we have a good thing going. We have a good relationship with Rick [Rubin, producer]. In theory, knock on wood, we should be working faster.”

Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr added: “A band is a funny thing. I was just thinking, it’s so positive that you can be together so long and this moment together is even better than before.

“It’s so easy, in time, to lose relationships with people in general. So the fact that you work together and there’s five people going in and out and you can feel better now — it’s just exciting to me.

“I personally feel very excited and I would love nothing more than to make new music, because what we have right now excites me so much.”