A few weeks ago, we heard the first rumours that The Strokes were recording songs for their fifth album in New York’s Electric Lady Studios, rumours that their management agency denied within a few hours. However, in an interview granted to NME, Albert Hammond, Albert Hammond Jr.’s famous father, confirmed that the band is indeed working on a new album: “Albert says that the things that they are doing are incredible. They’re doing it on their own, with their friend, engineer and producer. He just says, ‘Dad, it’s incredible’”. When asked about the focus of the band’s new songs, Albert answered: “I don’t think they’ll go in a wildly different direction. Obviously the songs will be different, but I think The Strokes are The Strokes; they always will be The Strokes”.