The Strokes are working on a new album

14 October 2022, 12:15 | Updated: 24 January 2023, 12:42

Julian Casablancas of The Strokes onstage in Berlin, June 2022
Julian Casablancas of The Strokes onstage in Berlin, June 2022. Picture: DPA Picture Alliance/Alamy Stock Photo

The New York band are in the studio with producer Rick Rubin, working on their seventh LP.

The Strokes have started working on a new album with Rick Rubin.

The New York band haven't yet officially announced their plans for their seventh LP - the follow-up to 2020's The New Abnormal - but the legendary producer has revealed they've already completed a recording session together in Costa Rica.

Appearing on The Joe Rogan Experience, Rubin said: "A few months ago I was in Costa Rica, recording a new album with The Strokes, and we rented this house up on the top of a mountain and set the band up outside.

“So they’re playing... It’s like they’re doing a concert for the ocean, on the top of a mountain. It was incredible.

"And we did that every day, playing out in the [open], and they didn’t want to leave. It was, like, the best experience.”

Rubin first worked with the band in 2017, when they first started working on The New Abnormal, which included the singles Bad Decisions and The Adults Are Talking.

The Strokes - Bad Decisions (Official Video)

There was a seven-year gap between that album and its predecessor Comedown Machine, but frontman Julian Casablancas admitted he and the band didn't want to wait that long for their next record.

Speaking in 2020, he said: "I think it will be a little quicker now. I think we have a good thing going. We have a good relationship with Rick [Rubin].

"In theory, knock on wood, we should be working faster. Hard to predict anything but that would be my guess..."

Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr onstage in Berlin, June 2022
Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr onstage in Berlin, June 2022. Picture: DPA Picture Alliance/Alamy Stock Photo

His bandmate, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., insisted that the band's relationship was in a very good place.

He added: "Yeah, of course - I would want that too. A band is a funny thing. I was just thinking, it's so positive that you can be together so long and this moment together is even better than before.

"It's so easy, in time, to lose relationships with people in general. So the fact that you work together and there's five people going in and out and you can feel better now - it's just exciting to me."

Latest Music News

Stevie Nicks Performs At BST Hyde Park 2024

Stevie Nicks delivers deeply moving set with Harry Styles guest appearance at BST Hyde Park 2024

Catfish & The Bottlemen live at Sefton Park, 11th July 2024

Catfish & The Bottlemen play first show in three years: full setlist

Courteeners have announced details of their seventh studio album.

Courteeners anounce UK tour dates for November 2024

Arcade Fire, Dua Lipa and Pearl Jam headline NOS Alive 2024

NOS Alive 2024: Dates, headliners, line-up, tickets & more

The Killers paid tribute to Ollie Watkins and the team at last night's O2 show

The Killers pause London gig to show England reaching EURO 2024 final