The Strokes have begun work on their next studio album, according to reports.
The band, have reportedly been working on new material at the famous Electric Lady Studios in their home city of New York, according to Billboard.
The report claims the band are working with producer Gus Oberg, who was at the controls for guitarist Albert Hammond Jnr’s 2008 solo album ‘Como Te Llama?’ and also worked on the band’s 2011 fourth album ‘Angles’.
Talking to the magazine about the new album Hammond Jnr said; “We have songs that you can tell are gonna be good ones (that) we’re all excited to play”.
Earlier in the year, bassist Nikolai Fraiture admitted relations were strained during the making of ‘Angles’. Although the five-piece are now apparently in a “good place”, Fraiture admitted that not everyone in the band is contributing equally to the new material yet.
He said: “Some people are bringing in stuff, some are not. There aren’t so many finished songs but we have many parts. We try putting them together like puzzles and making them stick.”
The as-yet-untitled album will be the Strokes’ fifth studio release, and Billboard.com understands it is the New York group’s last under its contract with longtime label RCA Records.