Single Review: The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness

By on Monday, 14th March 2011 at 12:00 pm

After an extensive break from the limelight, New York City rockers The Strokes returned last month with a new single and a new album, ‘Angles’, scheduled for release next week. The Strokes have always been a cult rock band throughout the world, having found fame in both the UK and America. Their previous albums have been mainstays of any music collection of the past 10 years and with the hype around new album ‘Angles’, this is likely to continue.

Having not released a single since ‘You Only Live Once’ in 2006, the Strokes are out to prove something with ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’. Coming in at just under four minutes, it’s exactly what you’d expect from Julian Casablancas and co. It has that signature guitar sound and Casablancas’ unique voice pushing the song on until it is firmly embedded in your mind.

It is, however, a grower. At first listen it there’s nothing too interesting about the track, but once it has been played again the hooks and the chorus really deliver. It’s not quite as entertaining as ’12:51′ or ‘Reptilia’ and might not have the overall staying power of their previous hits, but ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’ still stands out as an example of howtThe Strokes aren’t a band to pander to popular trends. They’ve kept their style the same throughout their 13-year career and aren’t going to change.


‘Under Cover Of Darkness’ is available now, and ‘Angles’ will be released on the 21st of March in the UK.

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