It’s mad to look back at the first Strokes album and realize it came out 12 years ago (hands up who feels old!)
When I was drunkenly dancing around to You Only Live Once in popular Telford hotspot Fusion (think it’s a take-away these days…) around the time First Impressions of Earth came out, never did I think years later I’d be having a casual chat with a member of The Strokes. But this past Wednesday I did just that, having a chin wag over the phone with the one and only Albert Hammond Jr.
Following on from Comedown Machine earlier in the year, The Strokes fifth studio album, Albert has been working on his third release as a solo artist. Released at the start of October, AHJ is a five track EP on Julian Casablanacas’ Label, Cult Records.
He’s currently on tour in support of AHJ, so I caught up with him to find out what’s new this time around and what we can expect from his first solo release in 5 years. We also got chatting about a Christmas he spent in Manchester, as well as what he gets up to on tour, all of which you can hear below:
I’ve really been enjoying this EP. It’s a cracking little record, and St. Justice is a belter! I’m particularly fond of the artwork as well, which is incredibly striking.
AHJ is out now, and you can listen to a full stream of the EP here.