26 May, 2016 - NME.com
The Strokes are to premiere their first new song for three years during Julian Casablancas’ radio show this afternoon (May 26).
A trailer for Casablancas’ new radio show on US radio station Sirius XMU has announced that it will feature “The world premiere of brand new music from The Strokes.”
The show, ‘Culture Void’, will air at 3pm UK time.
The announcement follows a Strokes video which was displayed on the side of buildings in London and New York. The video, entitled ‘Future Present Past’, sees a figure running on a track with the words “future”, “present” and “past” across the screen.
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The video was posted on the Instagram of Casablancas’ record label Cult Records, with the Cult Records website updated to feature The Strokes’ new logo and the hashtag #FuturePresentPast.
The Strokes were spotted at a recording studio in Monterrey in Mexico in 2015, when they were believed to be recording new songs.
The Strokes didn’t tour their most recent album, 2013’s ‘Comedown Machine’, but are due to headline New York festival Governors Ball on June 3 as well as a warm-up show on May 31 at New York’s Capitol Theater. They also play Australian festival Splendour In The Grass on July 22.
The band headlined Governors Ball in 2014, but organisers said they invited The Strokes to headline again so soon afterwards on the promise of new material.
Their most recent show in the UK was a headline appearance at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park in June 2015.