- 04 Apr 11
They were the biggest, hippest thing in rock and roll but, after a glum third album, The Strokes drifted apart. Now they’re back from a five-year break with a new democratic approach to songwriting and a record, angles, that ranks among their best. Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr talks about the band’s dizzying rise, their new lease of life and the dark side of success
After a five-year hiatus during which all members but one released solo efforts, New York quintet The Strokes finally release that difficult fourth album Angles. Initial sessions conducted with Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, Counting Crows) were scrapped when the band elected to re-record the songs at guitarist Albert Hammond Jr's house, producing themselves.
Angles is out now on Rough Trade. You can listen to 'Under The Cover Of Darkness' on hotpress.com now. The Strokes are one of the headline acts at this year’s Oxegen festival.