Material may be released in March 2011

New York indie dons The Strokes could be set to release new material in March 2011.

The Strokes returned to the UK this summer, playing two very special live shows. The New York indie dons gathered up their hits and flew into RockNess, blowing away the Scottish crowd with a stunning set.

Travelling to the Isle Of Wight, the band left fans wondering when they will finally get to hear their fifth album. The Strokes have been working on new material for some time, with previous release 'First Impressions Of Earth' dropping all the way back in 2006.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, singer Julian Casablancas revealed that The Strokes have been working on new material.

"We've wanted to do it for months, or maybe a year now, and then we keep thinking 'OK, we'll do it for like these three weeks and we'll be done'. Then we do it and we decide we're not done, or something comes in the way."

Julian Casablancas has been touring with his solo band, after the release of 'Phrazes For The Young' earlier this year. Musing on the differences, the singer refused to be drawn on which he prefers.

"That is a tough question because if I say this (my solo band) then I'd probably be hurting people in The Strokes' feelings, so I'm not gonna say that" he explained. "I can't answer. I'm sorry. I want to, but I can't. Does it matter with people if I said that?"

"I hate it when bands break up and never play again. I'm kind of split two ways now," he commented. "I feel like my new (solo) thing is in more ways like The Strokes' old thing was. And the new Strokes thing is something that I hope works and I hope everyone loves and makes everyone happy."

Continuing, Julian Casablancas revealed that finishing The Strokes new album remains his top priority. "The first thing is The Strokes thing. Like I said I'm kind of split now, I'll do other things," he explained.

"If I have an idea for something that I know head to toe, I'll probably do it on my own, and when I have kind of looser stuff I'll probably bring it to The Strokes. But right now we're just trying to finish this record, so lets see how this goes. Let's make sure no one tries to stab me or something."
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