The Strokes are set to release their first album since 2006's 'First Impressions of Earth' this March.

Speaking on BBC Radio 1, bassist Nikolai Fraiture said that the record is currently in the mixing stage and will be out "by March" before the band hit the road for a full world tour.

The band finished recording the new album around six weeks ago and Fraiture claims it will reflect the band's "classic sound".
"Sonically, I feel it's the album which should have been made between Room On Fire and First Impressions Of Earth."

However, the bassist also admitted it was strange returning to the studio with the band after nearly five years during which frontman Julian Casablancas recorded and released his solo album 'Phrazes of the Young'. In fact, Casablancas reportedly recorded his vocals separately from the rest of the band.
"We didn't really break up 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."

A title and lead single for the record have yet to be determined.