Many people thought the The Strokes were broken up and they admit they rarely saw each other for a long time, but all that matters now is that they are working on a new album that may hit shelves as early as this March.

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The band regrouped after a long time working with other people. “We didn’t really break up,” bassist Nikolai Fraiture told BBC Radio 1. “But we didn’t see each other for a long time. When you get back together there was a lot of weird energy flowing around. There are different dynamics in the group in different ways.”

The band, who recently played a string of festivals around the world didn’t play any new material because they didn’t want people’s first impressions to be through a mobile phone camera.

“We didn’t really want to play anything new because in the age of the internet we didn’t want the new songs to be heard in a crappy way,” Fraiture said.

The Strokes currently have no dates planned, but no doubt will head out on the road later this year.