The Strokes are working on a new album, guitarist Nick Valensi has confirmed.
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The NYC band returned with a three-track EP called ‘Future Present Past’ in June, but their last full-length album was 2013’s ‘Comedown Machine’, which was released amid a “media blackout” from the band whereby they declined all interview requests and TV appearances.
“We are slowly but surely working on an album,” Valensi has now told DIY. “I don’t know when it’s going to be released, we’re kind of just in writing sessions. We’re writing.”
“I’m actually in New York at the moment, at a studio in New York for that,” he added.
Valensi had previously told NME that The Strokes had plans to release new music “next year”, adding: “If I start saying a lot now, people get too excited. Then there’s all this hype you’ve got to compete with, and that’s not fun. If anything, I’d rather just pull a Beyoncé at some point next year and just drop shit.”
Meanwhile, Valensi has also formed a new band, CRX, who will release their debut album ‘New Skin’.produced by Josh Homme on October 28.