The Strokes began their career in New York, at the start of the new millennium and remain one of the most interesting bands of the last decade. Because their live appearances are so rare, some have accused them of being dilettantes. Nothing could be further from the truth: as well as a number of successful solo projects, (Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr), The Strokes have produced four albums crammed full of incomparable hits, on their way inventing a totally unique and recognisable sound. Catchy tunes, borne aloft by an exceptional voice, a nearly saturated sound, punctuated with incisive guitar riffs, earthed by a dazzling rhythm section. Walking a tightrope between rock and pop, The Strokes give no quarter: aesthetics with attitude!