A few months back we brought you news from Albert Hammond Snr – the most reliable source on all things The Strokes, he indicated that there would be a new album shortly and that The Strokes would tour in 2014.
Now we have as close to a confirmation on this as is possible. In an e-mail sent to fans promoting guitarist Albert Hammond JR’s new EP ‘AHJ’, a small snippet caught everyone’s attention…
“While The Strokes are toiling and writing, looking at 2014 for a return to the scene, Albert Hammond Jr has been busy on his solo EP which was released world-wide digitally on Julian’s Cult Records label”
This very strong hint all but confirms one of the world biggest guitar bands return is imminent, with new material and a tour becoming a strong possibility.
It’s barely 6 months from the release of The Strokes well received fifth album ‘Comedown Machine‘. The band did little promotion and no touring for their latest album, with Albert Hammond Snr pointing out that this was due to a stale relationship with label RCA. However to the delight of their fans all signs now point towards the sixth album being right around the corner with the chances being that the strokes new album will potentially be released via Julian Casablancas‘ own label. This freedom will perhaps allow the band to explore new ground and vary any recording process, promotion and tour.
Whatever the outcome of this latest little hint, the future looks bright for the band that revitalised guitar music in the early 21st century.
The Strokes have been announced as co-headliners for The Governors Ball 2014 in New York. The festival takes place in June, giving even more evidence that the band will tour.