Last week when Zane Lowe premiered All The Time it didn’t come with an interview but after Zane spoke to Nikolai on Twitter that has now changed.
Nikolai didn’t say too much though confirmed that unlike Angles the band recorded Comedown Machine together. With Angles Julian recorded his parts separately.
“I feel good about the atmosphere in the band”
Nikolai would like to tour but no plans for it yet, I am increasingly wondering if they will do what The Beatles did in their later years and become an album only band. Would be a real shame if they did because they are great live. Of course that is just me worrying as a fan!
To put a positive spin on it – if they were to tour now it would once again mostly be festival dates because from mid-June to late August most bands don’t do normal tours it is always the festival dates. Maybe they are putting off touring until the Fall and will do a proper tour then in normal venues.
The second day of the Pearl Jam Festival provided yet more collaborations. I honestly love it when The Strokes perform with other people it always add in an extra element of fun and the guys clearly have a blast.
Julian joined QOTSA on stage during Sick Sick Sick – the song that he performed backing vocals and guitar for back in 2007. QOTSA singer Josh Homme returned the favour and came out for New York City Cops, as well as Eddie Vedder singing on Juicebox again.
Finally Julian (having a busy night) sang backing vocals on Pearl Jam’s Red Mosquito.
Overall sounds like another great night and I’m sure anyone at the concerts this weekend had a blast. I’m so jealous of anyone who went BTW ha
New York City Cops with Josh Homme
Pearl Jam’s Red Mosquito with Julian Casablancas
I haven’t found a video for Sick Sick Sick yet but will add it to this post if I do
Once again thanks to Jeff Ansari for a lot of coverage of the weekend
1.48 into this clip you can see Nick and Albert talk about Pearl Jam, Nick who I think along with Julian is the biggest fan of the band in The Strokes is clearly ecstatic to be playing at the festival
This is an extremely late round up of The Strokes shows played at the end of July which I missed because I was on vacation at the time
Live Photos: Summer 2011: Flippaut Alternative Reload (July 12 2011)
Live Photos: Summer 2011: FIB Benicàssim Festival (July 15 2011)
Live Photos: Summer 2011: Super Bock Super Rock (July 16 2011)
Live Photos: Summer 2011: Le Zenith, Paris (July 20 2011)
Live Photos: Summer 2011: Palèo Festival (July 21 2011)
I think Nikolai broke the interview record the amount he did
Multimedia: Videos: Live Concerts: Paléo Festival (July 21 2011)
Multimedia: Audio: Live Concerts: Paléo Festival (July 21 2011)
Multimedia: Audio: Live Concerts: Roskilde Festival (July 02 2011)
The Strokes played Rosklide festival last night with another great setlist! Again no live stream which is so frustrating when they are playing such a great mix of song.
01 Is This It
03 Under Cover of Darkness
04 Hard To Explain
05 Last Nite
06 Life Is Simple In The Moonlight
08 Machu Picchu
09 The Modern Age
10 You Only Live Once
11 Under Control
13 Whatever Happened
14 New York City Cops
15 Automatic Stop
16 Taken For A Fool
17 Meet Me In The Bathroom
18 You’re So Right
20 Take It Or Leave It
Albert did an interview with Sverige Radio at Peace & Love Festival
The Strokes played Sweden’s Peace & Love festival last night and debuted the song from Angles everyone has been wanting to hear live, Machu Picchu!
There is a video up on youtube but the sound isn’t very good, if I come across a better one I will post it. Hopefully this song will become a regular in the setlist
01 Is This It
03 Machu Picchu
05 Taken for a Fool
06 Hard to Explain
07 You’re So Right
08 What Ever Happened?
09 New York City Cops
10 Life Is Simple in the Moonlight
11 You Only Live Once
13 Trying Your Luck
14 Under Cover of Darkness
16 Under Control
17 Last Nite
18 Take It Or Leave It
Nikolai did an interview before going on stage with Expressen TV / MTV