As The Strokes’ debut album passes its ten year anniversary, Arctic Monkey Alex Turner remembers what it meant for him.
I remember I used to play that first album in college all the time, when our band was first starting. Loads of people were into them, so loads of bands coming out sounded like them. And I remember consciously trying not to sound like The Strokes, deliberately taking bits out of songs that sounded too much like them, but I still loved that album.
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In theory, I think that would go against everything they kind of quietly stand for…I honestly think they’ve always just worn whatever the hell they’ve wanted without much plan or coordination among them. However I figure they probably have had stylists for individual photoshoots and videos etc, probably ones that help out with hair and the like, but not for the stuff that we see them wearing onstage and in interviews and everyday.
This is a good question for my friend at strokescouture!