He does a mash-up of 'The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot' and 'My Sweet Lord' for Amazon.
While everyone is digging out their old favourites for Christmas playlists, The Strokes' lead guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is teaming up with Amazon for a new take on the 30s classic 'The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot' for their annual indie compilation.
Streaming exclusively in Prime Music is Amazon's festive collection 'Indie for the Holidays' featuring famous tunes re-done by some of their favourite indie artists. By Albert Hammond Jr. wasn't about to do a generic cover of Vera Lynn and Nat King Cole's 1937 hit, and instead he included the chorus from the 1970 hit 'My Sweet Lord' by the Beatles' George Harrison.
The Strokes have confirmed they are recording a new album but have said a new LP is ''years away'' - if at all.
The Strokes have shut down rumours they've been working on new material.
The 'You Only Live Once' hitmakers' fans couldn't contain their excitement when band member Albert Hammond Jr.'s father revealed recently that the group have been back in the studio recording their sixth studio album with producer Rick Rubin.
But they've been forced to take to Twitter to squash the buzz as they haven't been working on any new content and have confirmed a new LP is ''years away, if at all''.
Continue reading: The Strokes Shoot Down Album Rumours
Check out the new song 'Losing Touch'.
Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes returns as a soloist for his third studio album 'Momentary Masters' later this year, and he has already unveiled two brand new tracks. The latest is the anthemic 'Losing Touch', the perfect soundtrack to our summer.
His third release comes five years following 2008's self-produced full length '¿Cómo Te Llama?', an album which was preceded by debut record 'Yours To Keep'. Since then, he has launched a five track EP entitled 'AHJ', produced by Gus Oberg and featuring last year's single 'Strange Tidings'.
Ride and The Strokes will be joined by The Black Keys, Patti Smith, The Replacements and more.
Fans and hopeful attendees of Barcelona's Primavera Sound were delighted to discover that the preview app they downloaded was a video game displaying the full line-up for the festival's fifteenth anniversary.
Already announced were Friday and Saturday's headliners Ride and The Strokes, and now they've been joined by a host of other equally incredible artists. Thursday sees The Black Keys leading the bill alongside The Replacements, who are hitting Spanish stages for the first time and Antony and the Johnsons, who've been doing plenty since their last Barcelona gig. Bringing some variation to Thursday proceedings are electronic virtuosos James Blake, Richie Hawtin and Simian Mobile Disco.
Continue reading: The 15th Anniversary Line-Up For Primavera Sound Is Finally Here!
By Michael West in Music Reviews on 09 May 2014
Schedule clashes were the only possible thing that could have dampened the atmosphere at Live At Leeds 2014, with Loiners citywide basking in the bank holiday sunshine and wondering whether it was even worth wandering back into the Cockpit to catch that new local band, given such glorious conditions outside.
Gone were many of the marquee bookings of last year - think Laura Mvula, Everything Everything and The Walkmen - with the focus for 2014 being on home-grown talent and the showcasing of a couple of new venues. It began at the First Direct Arena, the new pod-like hub for mainstream music in the city, which served as the festival's wristband exchange, and also just around the corner at Belgrave Music Hall.
Continue reading: Live at Leeds - 2014 Live Review
Posted on 30 January 2014
Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr, Fabrizio Moretti, Julian Casablancas and The Strokes - Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr, Fabrizio Moretti, Nikolai Fraiture and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes Wednesday 20th April 2011 at Beverly Hilton Hotel Los Angeles, California
Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr, Celebration, Fabrizio Moretti, Julian Casablancas, The Strokes and Tommy Hilfiger - Nick Valensi, Fabrizio Moretti, Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes New York City, USA - Tommy Hilfiger 25th Anniversary celebration at The Metropolitan Opera Sunday 12th September 2010
By Alex Lai in Music Reviews on 07 July 2008
Album review of 'Como Te Llama?' by Albert Hammond Jr released on Rough Trade.