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Casablancas Reveals ‘Resentment’ Within Strokes

Written by Barnaby Smith on February 18, 2011

Julian Casablancas of The Strokes has revealed there was a degree of ‘resentment’ within the band as they went about recording their new album, Angles.

Speaking to NME, the singer admitted there was a little antagonism during the sessions for their fourth LP. Explaining why he didn’t bother to show up to an early recording session in New York, he said, “I think I just wanted to wait until they’d done their thing, so that I could do mine.”

He continued with, “When [The Strokes] is described more negatively, it seems like I come in going, ‘This is how it is, and if you don’t like it, back off.’ But it’s never like that. I just want to have a creative, constructive, fun conversation. And I just think that, for whatever reason, we never pulled that off and there was resentment.”

With Casablancas on board, The Strokes eventually finished off the album at the home of guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. Angles is due to come out on March 21.

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