Watch: The Strokes perform new song

Watch: The Strokes perform new song

Indie darlings The Strokes have performed brand new song The Adults Are Talking live for the very first time – and you can listen to it right here. The New York City band were playing at a charity gig at The Wiltern in Los Angeles when lead singer Julian Casablancas teased that they could debut a new track. After whipping the crowd into a frenzy, the band performed the new song, which marks their first…

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Listen: Julian Casablancas releases new version of I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Listen: Julian Casablancas releases new version of I Wish It Was Christmas Today

The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas has released a new version of his festive solo track I Wish It Was Christmas Today – and you can listen to it here. The track was first released in 2001 as part of a SNL sketch featuring the likes of Jimmy Fallon and Tracy Morgan. The new solo offering from Casablancas arrives just days after The Strokes confirmed their live return in 2019. Last week, the New York band…

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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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Four-hour documentary about The Strokes in the works

Four-hour documentary about The Strokes in the works

A four-hour documentary series about The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem and other New York bands of the early 2000s is in the works. Based on Lizzy Goodman’s Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011, the docu-series is expected to be told in four one-hour segments, with Pulse Films acquiring the rights to the critically-acclaimed book. Pulse Films produced Nick Cave’s One More Time with Feeling, Arcade Fire’s The Reflektor Tapes…

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The Strokes tell Argentinian festival crowd to “be nice to Messi”

The Strokes tell Argentinian festival crowd to “be nice to Messi”

The Strokes played the biggest gig of their career in Argentina at the weekend – and frontman Julian Casablancas took a minute to urge the people of Buenos Aries to get behind Lionel Messi. Casablancas, who is a huge fan FC Barcelona, told the 90,000-strong crowd at the San Isidro Hippodrome: “Hey, you brought soccer into a concert. You be nice to Messi. We are here for you Messi!” The singer was showing his support…

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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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