So it seems like there is still no word on The Strokes next album, lots of rumour but nothing solid. Lets hope 2013 brings us what we all want, a new album and a tour.
I’ve updated the gallery with lots of candid photos of the band from late last year and more recently this week
Candid gallery update
Live gallery update
I’ve had a few queries from visitors asking why the site hasn’t been updated for a while and well there is a simple answer for this – there is no actual news right now.
I tend not to post about any future album without it being confirmed – especially after the long break between FIOE and Angles which gave us a million rumours of a new record most of which turned out to be wrong!
For now all we have is speculation. This time last year Nikolai and Albert both hinted that a fifth record would be in the works early 2012. Fans have asked various people on Twitter like Albert Hammond Snr and Amanda de Cadenet and we have a vague idea that something is meant to be happening like now. Whether it is or not well The Strokes have always been very vague and secretive about these kind of things.
Here is the one thing we do know, Nick has been in NYC quite a bit lately and as far as I’m aware so have all of the other guys. So being in the same location is a start!
I know we all want a new album and this time a proper tour but I think we may have a wait until next year. Time flies already we are heading towards the halfway point of the year – the likelihood of a record completed and ready to go by 2012 seems incredibly low.
Though we may have no news about the new album The Strokes themselves have been doing things like Julian popping up in the 100th digital short on SNL or Nikolai performing with Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire
So whilst this site may not be updated regularly it still stands and will rest assured will continue to.
x For the latest news/rumours/random Strokes bits and pieces then follow the site on Twitter.
x The gallery is regularly updated as well as the guys like to go to parties and events.
To all those currently enjoying the summer, The Strokes will always be the perfect soundtrack. I’m off to crank up The Modern Age and enjoy the sun.
You may have read about the closure of Megaupload last week, it is having a massive impact on other filesharing sites including the one I use to host the majority of the media on here, Mediafire.
I’ve always loved sharing all the concerts and TV performances with other Strokes fans and Mediafire has been the easiest way to do that. I have never uploaded anything by The Strokes that could be purchased legally, it’s always been about bootlegs that you can’t get otherwise.
I have something like 30GB of Strokes media currently uploaded to Mediafire, if it was to be closed down currently there is no other hosting service I could upload it all to and even if there was it would take a long time. I could possibly uploaded the audio to my own site but the videos would be too much.
I don’t want to panic anyone but seriously the way everything is going right now Mediafire closing or having restrictions is sadly a likely scenario.
So if there is a concert you always meant to download but have yet then I suggest doing that sooner rather than later.
Some links are probably broken but I don’t have the time right now to upload them again.
I honestly hope that Mediafire doesn’t close, it would be a great loss to us all. I will keep you updated with any developments.
The last few weeks have see critics and fans decide on their favourite albums and music moments of 2011, really like most awards it isn’t that important but it is a bit of fun that we seem to be intent on doing every year. I for one love end of year lists to the point of it becoming a bit of an unheathly obsession!
Here is a round-up of the polls and lists The Strokes featured on
Angles was #8 as the Most Underated Album and Under Cover of Darkness came in at 32 on the Top 50 Songs list. The Strokes were also 5th on the Best Comeback/Reunion poll
NME Readers Poll
Angles was listed in the BBC’s Top Album Art of 2011, interesting choice seeing as how many people seemed to outright hate the art when it was first revealed. I was always indifferent to it myself.
You’re So Right won the Best Musical Performance on the Jimmy Fallon Late show
NY Times Concert Moments of 2011 included the spectacular Madison Square Garden show
Other blogs and sites that listed Angles:
I will amend this post if any other turn up.
For the record Angles was definitely in my own Top 10 list of 2011.
A few things to bring to your attention as the year draws to an end and we wait impatiently for The Strokes next move (hopefully a fifth record!)
Want to say Merry Christmas to The Strokes? Well @ArcticBuckley aka Gabe is planning a video where fans can record a Christmas message to the band. Much like birthday videos fans have done before but this one is to say Merry Christmas/Season Greetings to The Strokes. All you need is a recording device and a smile!
- Follow him on Twitter for more details.
- Direct all messages/questions to Gabe.
- Deadline is December 24th.
Once its done, Gabe plans to tweet it to various members of The Strokes in the hope they will see it.
End of year polls
Well its that time of year where critics and fans compile their favourite artists/records/songs of the year. Angles had a mixed reception so I don’t expect it to turn up in many magazine/blog lists but you can still vote for it at the NME awards which take place in February
- Vote for Angles as Best Album
- Vote for The Strokes as Best International Band
- Vote for Julian Casablancas as Hottest Man In Music
My Favourite Strokes Moments of the Year
2011 marked the long awaited return of The Strokes and I thought it would be fun to write about my personal 10 favourite moments of the year, from hearing Under Cover Of Darkness for the first time to all the livestreams. I aim to get the first part up this week .