The group are preparing for the release of long-awaited LP 'Angles' ' their first since 2006's 'First Impressions of Earth' ' and have promised fans they won't be disappointed by the record.

Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. said: ' don't think fans will be disappointed. It sounds like a modern Strokes.

'We've been doing this for 10 years now and we all understand ourselves a bit better. This record is testament to our instinct and survival.

'F**k, it's the coolest thing I've heard in a long time.'

Recording the album was surrounded by rumours of a rift between frontman Julian Casablancas and the rest of the band, and while Albert admits the recording studio could be tense at times, he is still delighted by what they have created.

He told Q magazine: 'Making this album had moments of great frustration. Julian was away finishing his stuff, there was a lot of back and forth. But there were also moments of utter joy.

'That's The Strokes' chemistry. For some reason when these five crazy motherf***ers come together with all their frustrations it manages to create something really unique that people groove on. I'm really proud of this album, it's an explosion of wonderment.'