The Strokes have confirmed that they’re back in the studio working on new music. Halleluja!
The band's last album, Comedown Machine, was released back in 2013, and frontman Julian Casablancas revealed, during the band's headlining set at Landmark Music Festival in Washington, DC on Sunday (27 September),that the band are working on new music.
Casablancas offered fans an update on the band’s activities, stating very eloquently, "We'll be back in the studio and shit." Several of those lucky enough to be in attendance confirmed the news via Twitter. See the tweets below.
"we'll be back soon. we'll be back in the studio and shit" -julian casablancas re: the strokes 09/27/2015 #confirmed— val (@shylabeef) September 28, 2015
Last month Casablancas was forced to cancel a North American tour with his new band The Voidz. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz had been scheduled to play a series of live dates across the US and Canada during September and October after releasing their debut album Tyranny in September 2014.
However, the group cancelled the tour, explaining why in a statement online. Casablancas and his band explained the band's inability to "create more of an experience that would be inspiring to our fans" as the main reason behind the decision.
Gigwise recently spoke with The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jnr about his experience playing with his bandmates, the guitarist explaining that "being in The Strokes is fun, but not a challenge."