Over 20 years collectively hasn’t saved The Strokes from slowing down: Founding guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. lately sat down with 89.9FM WKCR’s The Shady Expertise to speak about the way forward for the band, together with a brand new album, his upcoming solo LP, and an extended future collectively forward, including that he may see The Strokes by no means breaking apart.
“I undoubtedly may [see The Strokes staying together another 20 years],” Hammond informed host James Lane. “I wouldn’t have considered it a very long time in the past — and these are the sort of belongings you by no means know — however I may completely see us really simply not stopping.”
The guitarist continued: “Even when we didn’t need to tour a lot, or we simply wished to make bizarre information, or did soundtracks collectively. It’s simply one thing that looks like, ‘that’s what we’re right here to do.’ And we’re probably not going to do anything, you already know what I imply?”
Earlier on within the interview, Hammond talked about working with Rick Rubin on The Strokes’ final album, 2020’s The New Irregular, and confirmed that the go-to producer is engaged on the band’s subsequent album too. “It was actually cool to return to the studio with him after The New Irregular gained a Grammy,” he stated, though he couldn’t supply many extra particulars than that. “There’s no secret agenda. We have been recording in Costa Rica. I do not know of any timelines… However the thrilling factor is, there may be stuff that we’re engaged on.”
Hammond additionally talked about The Strokes’ expertise returning to tour, and mentioned the unusual feeling of performing to youthful, new followers. “There have been children who solely knew among the songs that have been on The New Irregular and had no thought who we have been earlier than that. As a lot because it’s a bummer after we play an outdated one and we wish them to realize it, it’s additionally so cool. Simply the joy of the brand new ones made it really feel like we had simply began.”
Take heed to Hammond’s full interview beneath; the quotes about The Strokes theoretically staying round perpetually start across the 42 minute mark.
On February twenty fourth, The Strokes will share a brand new vinyl field set referred to as The Singles – Quantity 01, which compiles ten singles from the band’s first three albums and their companion B-sides. The band can be scheduled to headline the 2023 Kilby Block Social gathering in Salt Lake Metropolis, which fits down the weekend of March Twelfth-14th.