Born out of the burgeoning New York music scene in the late 1990’s, The Strokes have to be amongst the coolest and most influential outfits of the modern era. The band’s debut album ‘Is This It?’ with its pseudo-provocative cover, lit up 2001.
The garage band revival was very much spawned by singer Julian Casablancas and guitarist Nick Valensi and had a heady impact on a number of artists that followed. The Killers, Arctic Monkeys are but a few stadium-rock bands who have claimed they have been influenced by the New York outfit.
Casablancas is back in 2018, but whether he is back with the band, time will only tell. Some reports state that the band have been working with Rick Rubin of System Of A Down/Jay-Z production fame. Others suggest, that Casablancas will release with new band, The Voidz. Either way, an early 2018 release is scheduled, leaving fans on tenterhooks for the latest instalment.