The defining indie heroes of the noughties are currently writing songs for a sixth studio album.
Attention, lovers of indie rock! The Strokes’ lead singer Julian Casablancas has revealed that the band are currently working on new material.
In an interview with music news site Noisey, 36 year old Casablancas confirmed that the iconic noughties band was in the process of writing and recording songs for its sixth album, the first since 2013.
“It's the first time we've been exclusively writing since Comedown Machine,” the singer said. “We're planning on recording stuff. I still think we could do cool things and I'll do that.”
The Strokes are planning a sixth studio album
In September last year, Casablancas released a solo record with new backing group The Voidz. Called Tyranny, it showcased the singer’s more leftfield and out-there tendencies, receiving mixed reviews.
However, he also indicated during the interview that he’d ideally like to continue with both projects at the same time: “I'd like to do both [bands] really if I could.”
He also revealed that it was last year’s FYF Festival performance with The Strokes that he began to feel positive about the band’s future once more. The songwriting process has become more democratic for recent records, which apparently led to a number of inter-band arguments.
As well as the new Strokes record, Casablancas also announced that he’s set to record a duet with Jehnny Beth of British post-punk outfit Savages, who were his touring partners with The Voidz at the end of last year.
The Strokes have a handful of festival dates scheduled for 2015, including Primavera Sound in Barcelona. They’ll also be headlining a big outdoor show in Hyde Park in London, topping a bill that includes Grammy Award winner Beck and indie-synth sensations Future Islands.
For those speculating as to the mystery third headliner at this year’s Glastonbury – it won’t be The Strokes. “For those kindly asking, nopes, no Glasto this year!” he wrote online in March.