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The Strokes are to release their new album Comedown Machine in March on Rough Trade records.
The well connected New York band who, according to some sources, reinvented guitar music with their adrenalised trad indie have had an erratic career since they burst onto the scene, Critics faves, they initially sold a lot of records but have struggled to find that sense of excitement that their initial burst through promised.

When they first arrived they were proclaimed the saviours of guitar music and became the instant hipster gods and their new album, their fifth, is the first in the tricky veteran stage of their career…

Last week The Strokes surprised fans by dropping a new track ‘One Way Trigger’ as a free download. Listen to it / download it below.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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