You've seen The Strokes perform on the likes of Conan and The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but would you ever have imagined the Julian Casablancas-led outfit would make an appearance on The Ellen Show? Well, apparently Ellen Degeneres is a huge fan of the band, and the New York quintet made her a happy woman by paying her a visit to perform the song "Gratisfaction." Check out the performance above.
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It seems like Jools Holland is getting all of the big names recently, having Radio One's Big Weekend might of helped as a lot of great talent has been in the UK for a week or so. Last night though viewers were treated to a few tracks from The Strokes. We got to see their entire set from R1BW yesterday in which Julian looked a little worse for wear. Take a look at these performances and if he seems a bit "fresher", or it could just be me thinking that. What a difference 3 days makes huh.
The band performed some tight renditions of 2 tracks from their latest LP, Angles. Bringing along "Under The Cover of Darkness" and "Taken For A Fool". The former can be watched up at the top with the latter being found after the jump. Did Julian forget the lyrics...again? Good day for live performances from late night TV today though none the less?!
Yesterday we posted a crazy amount of videos for your viewing please, all of qhich came from Radio One's Big Weekend, which takes place yearly. Each year the Radio Station gives away 40000 tickets to lucky listeners who get to watch some of the biggest names in music, for free, at a random place around the UK.
This years lineup was incredible and today we have the final big peice to the puzzle for you to enjoy. Up at the top take a look at The Strokes putting in a great set on the In New Music We Trust stage. Ususual stage choice from the organisers but hey. You can now enjoy the set at the top of the page right here on SKoA. So sit back and watch Julian sing his gravelly vox to a packed out tent of festival loving radio listeners. The set consists of some oldies along with some tracks from their latest studio offering, Angles. I'm not jealous of the competition winners one bit, honest.
Only a month after the release of their fourth album Angles, The Strokes are already back in the studio working on "new ideas." Nikolai Fraiture, the band's bassist, mentioned on his Twitter page, "Super excited to go in to the studio today and work on some new ideas! I'll keep you posted..."
Before the release of Angles, guitarist Nick Valensi said in an interview with MySpace Music, "I really just want to make another album really fast after this one. I just wanna kind of focus on new music for the future and just getting something out." Let's hope that the whole band feels the same way, and that these "ideas" turn into another Strokes album, one that doesn't take five years to make.
The Strokes hit up Conan last night and brought along with them a performance of their track, "Games" which features on their latest album Angles. From the look of Julian I think he had an enjoyable day prior to the show performance. Dark shades and a hat to cover his face seems appropriate. Check out the performance for yourselves up at the top courtesy of the wonderful Audio Perv. Anyone feeling a little rough today? Or is it just me and maybe Juilian Casablancas? Whatever, happy Thursday.
So I'm pretty convinced Audio Perv recorded the whole Coachella broadcast on all 3 channels. Take a look at The Strokes performance from day 3 of Coachella. We find it odd, even with a new album, The Strokes seem to only be playing at or around festival areas or their hometown NYC. You would think the band would put in a full on tour after being away for so long. Guess not though. Anyways check out the set above.
Last night continuing their reign The Strokes rocked up on stage to Jimmy Fallon's late night show. With them they brought all the swagger and cool necessary to perform a great rendition of "You're So Right" which features on their latest release Angles which reached number 4 in the Billboard Chart. If you are yet to have this album in your possession just head over here and grab it now. Enjoy the performance courtesy of The Audio Perv.
Well this was a nice surprise for our Tuesday afternoons/mornings, the video for The Strokes' track "Call Me Back" which was solely created by Mr. Albert Hammond Jr. The video is simple in its aesthetics, yet works beautifully with the little material in it. Shots of slow motion water dripping, along with a pretty girl walking along with water hitting her as she does so. Sounds simple, becasue it is, but as a visual treat it's pretty damn cool and hit the nail on the head for me today. Check it out above via We All Want Someone.