The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr to visit Scotland on UK tour

The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr to visit Scotland on UK tour

Albert Hammond Jr has announced a UK tour which will see The Strokes’ guitarist visit Scotland. In support of his fourth full-length album, the New Yorker will play dates in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, London, Bristol and Brighton. You can see the full tour dates below. Speaking of his March-released album, Francis Trouble, Hammond Jr said: “What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too…

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Watch The Strokes’ first live performance of 2017

Watch The Strokes’ first live performance of 2017

The Strokes are back on the road – and you can watch their first live set of 2017 right here. The New Yorkers performed a 17-song set during their headline slot at Colombia’s Estéreo Picnic Festival last night (March 24). The band opened with The Modern Age and also played fan favorites such as 12:51, Is This It, Soma and New York City Cops. The encore included 80s Comedown Machine, Heart in a Cage, and Hard to Explain….

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The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr to make acting debut

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr to make acting debut

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr will make his acting debut in upcoming film Newness, a love story directed by Drake Doremus and starring Nicholas Hoult. Hammond revealed on Facebook that he had a small role in the movie, which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this month. “My name in lights. So excited to see this movie at Sundance,” he wrote. “I had a little role but it was a lifetime experience with amazing people….

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The Strokes say Donald Trump will produce next album

The Strokes say Donald Trump will produce next album

Guitarist Nick Valensi has spoken about The Strokes’ future in a new interview, joking that they’ve enlisted the services of Donald Trump to produce their next album. The New York City band released their Future Present Past EP earlier this year, but have not released a full studio album since since 2013’s Comedown Machine. The band have, however, been working on the follow-up for quite some time. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1 radio, Valensi said, “I love being…

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Nick Valensi teases new music from The Strokes

Nick Valensi teases new music from The Strokes

The Strokes are back in the recording studio – and the New Yorkers hope to release new music next year. Speaking to NME, guitarist Nick Valensi said: “The Strokes are alive and well and living in New York City. We are working on music and we want to hopefully put music out next year.” Valensi added that he’s a tad wary of saying too much about the possibility of new music, saying: “If I start saying…

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The Strokes share second new song, Drag Queen – listen here

The Strokes share second new song, Drag Queen – listen here

It’s fair to say it’s been a good day for fans of The Strokes – with not one new song but two. Listen to both tracks below. Having today (May 26) premiered Oblivius, their first new song for three years, the NYC band shared a second track from their forthcoming EP Future Present Past just hours later. Oblivius was aired for the very first time during frontman Julian Casablancas’ radio show this afternoon, while Drag Queen…

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