Published Nov 21, 2008Theyve been so busy with their side-projects lately that the members of NYCs one-time rocknroll saviours, the Strokes, have almost forgotten their day jobs. Fortunately, the band announced that theyll be heading back into the studio this coming February.
In a recent interview with Spin, bassist and Nickel Eye front-man Nikolai Fraiture revealed that the band will find a new sound naturally when they hit up the studio. "The dynamic will be different and it will seep through," he said. "Maybe that'll be our producer, maybe it will be different songwriting; it's a little too early to tell. But I think the only way to go forward is to change.
Fraiture also revealed that the band have tried to come together for a new album for some time, but have had their personal lives get in the way. "Everyone in the band is eager to get back we've been trying for the last two years, on and off. But people need to do what they need to do. That's how all of the side-projects came about wanting to continue to play music."
Fraitures Nickel Eye project will be releasing their debut, Time of the Assassins, on January 27.
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