The rumours of The Strokes demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated. The New York five piece have returned to the studio and feel reinvigorated once again.
Speaking on twitter bassist Nikolai Fraiture said the band were “super excited to go into the studio today and work on some new ideas! I’ll keep you posted!”
Strictly Our Opinion: This news has taken Strokes fans and pundits completely by surprise. The recording of their latest album Angles was notoriously tortuous with members of the band decrying the experience. Many commentators (myself included) had predicted the end of The Strokes as recording artists, so this news is a welcome surprise. Another indicator that the old Strokes chemistry may be returning right in time for Reading and Leeds 2011.