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The Strokes have reportedly finished their new album

Is the follow up to 2013's Comedown Machine finally on its way?

Henry Lewis

Date published: 9th Sep 2019

New York indie icons The Strokes have revealed that they have completed recording their first full length studio effort since 2013's Comedown Machine.

There is no official date as of yet for the release of the record, but after speaking in an interview on Q104.3's Out of the Box radio show, guitarist Nick Valensi was asked if it was true that they were currently in the mixing stage with the LP, and he replied: “Who told you that?”

After being told he got the insider information from a "reliable source", Nick confirmed: “Well, it must be true then.”

However, when asked when fans can expect the record, he replied: “When, I don’t know. If – I would say, a strong likelihood.”

The band have been back and forth in terms of even confirming whether recoding had even been taking place, with Albert Hammond Junior's Dad revealing the five piece had been recording their sixth studio album with producer Rick Rubin - however this was quickly denied by the band on Twitter.

However the signs are looking much more positive now - and with the band treating fans to new single ‘The Adults Are Talking’ in May, there could be more new Strokes sounds coming very soon.