There are also a whole bunch of interviews in the magazine section of the gallery that are worth checking out
NME – May 2001 The Strokes first major interview.
The Face – July 2001 – The Band Who Fell To Earth “I heard a rumour that no one actually comes to our shows and that we only exist in magazines“
NME – August 2001 – America’s Most Wanted “How many groups are there where you know the drummer’s name? Where you even care who in the group? We’re on this equally. That’s why people liked the Beatles and That’s why people like us“
Juice Magazine – September 2001 “All I remember thinking for an hour and a half: ‘Man, that’s Lou Reed’“
Q Magazine – September 2001 – The Emperor’s New Clothes? by Bob Gordon
Guitar Magazine – October 2001 – All The Young Dudes “I like the idea of my shit collapsing” nods Valensi. “I feel like that when I’m playing! In the middle of a lead part I often have the urge to take my hands off the fretboard, or just grab all the strings at the same time for no reason, just ‘cos I think it sounds cool.“
Penthouse – November 2001 The interview Julian really liked…..”I’d really rather sit down with you and have a beer.”
Q Magazine – January 2002 – I Want A Fight by Paul Elliot
Interview Magazine – March 2002 “The only goal right now that I can have, the only thing I can offer right now, is I need to get good at music, do something with quality” Debbie Harry Interviews Julian
Q Magazine – April 2002 “We can imagine why people perceive us as assholes,” they tell Danny Eccleston
Kerrang 2002 – Let There Be Rock Forget the hype, the haircuts and the privileged backgrounds. New York heroes The Strokes have one thing on their mind: the music…
Hot Press – April 2002 – That’s All Strokes by Eamon Sweeney
The Face – August 2002- Is This It? : The Strokes. Boys want to be them. Girls want to be with them. But for the guys themselves, living the rock dream is a whole lot more complicated.
NME – November 2002 – The Strokes in LA News Special by Steve Sutherland
The Strand – November 2002 – by Charles Wasserman
NME – September 2003 – The Second Coming by Alex Needham
NME – September 2003 – Trial By Fire by Alex Needham
Q Magazine – November 2003 – Seconds Out… Round Two… by John Harris
Rolling Stone – November 2003 – Elegantly Wasted by Neil Strauss
Guitar Player – December 2003 – Electric Warriors by Michael Molenda
Spin Magazine – December 2003 – Gang of Five by Chuck Klosterman
Magnet Magazine – May 2004 – What Goes On : The importance of being the Strokes… Isn’t all that important. Three years into its tenure as the hot new band, the group still finds some things hard to explain.
NME – July 2004 “People shit on ‘Room on Fire’ because we’re not sucking dick”
NME – June 2005 – The Strokes’ new album: The first listen – The band invite NME into the studio to hear their third record
The Guardian – November 2005 – Rebirth of Cool. Once they were the hippest band on the planet; then it all went a bit quiet for the Strokes. They tell Laura Barton how they got over themselves
The Independent – November 2005 – Different Strokes : The Strokes have become as famous for their celebrity girlfriends and privileged backgrounds as for their music. But now they’re back with a punchier attitude. Craig MacLean meets them in New York
Sand Peebles Fanzine “I’m Nick whether I’m in the Strokes or not. I am who I am. It’s important to be grounded in your identity“
NME – December 2005 – Track by Track with the band
Rolling Stone (Australian Edition) – December 2005 – Julian talks about FIOE and aliens
CD:UK Interview – December 2005 – Fab and Nick talk about the epic love story of Kermit and Miss Piggy
New York Magazine – January 2006 – Group Therapy Can a sober, settled-down front man and a great new record solve the problems of New York’s most dysfunctional rock band?
Suicide Girls – January 2006 by Daniel Robert Epstein. Interview with Nick.
Blond – January 2006 – Albert, Nick and Fab talk about Ubersexuals. Random
Chart Magazine – July 2006 – Ask Me Anything by Nick Valensi and Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes
Shortlist Magazine – March 2011 The Strokes Return: Back On Track
Rock & Folk – April 2011 Nick and Albert discussing the album