Considering The Strokes are playing Governor Ball Music Festival in June perhaps its not too much of a surprise that the band is far from over but its always nice to get some confirmation.
Julian gave a rare interview at Lollapalooza Chile in which he talks about various things including his vague intentions to record with The Strokes again (which is very welcome news!)
Also in an interview with NME Albert also spoke positively about The Strokes future – I will post the full Albert interview tomorrow.
“I imagine there’ll be Strokes activity throughout the year and then hopefully – maybe – an album in the new year. That’s the dream. Am I saying that’s what’s happening? No. But I’m saying that’s definitely, probably, in everybody’s minds. We’re definitely not a band that would play these shows [Governor Ball Music Festival in June] just to randomly play them.”
Whilst nothing is certain and as many fans of the band know they work in their own time frame which is a lot slower than everyone else it is nice that both Julian and Albert are openly talk about The Strokes future. As always we wait and see.
Updated with the NME Scan, click for full size.
As we all know Julian doesn’t give a lot of interviews these days but as part of NME’s Heroes special where artists interview their musical heroes and as well as promoting Cult Records Julian spoke to Cerebral Ballzy’s frontman Honor Titus.
Julian talks about Lou Reed, Bob Marley and the gentrification of Manhattan
You can see the full scans below.