Track of the day: The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness
Aah yes, The Strokes. The band, whose debut album was championed by everyone from Noel Gallagher to Kate Moss and whose dirty guitar riffs and whiney vocals inspired a generation of new bands, are back.
And that probably won’t mean too much given that their second album – Room On Fire – was a real stinker and the third First Impressions of Earth only marginally better.
However Under Cover of Darkness, their first single in five years, is a real return to form. All the bits that made them so lovable in the first place are there but bizarrely they have jumbled around in a song that contains about three choruses and eight mini guitar solos.
If this is anything to go by their fourth album could be a corker.