The news comes directly from NME, who interviewed guitarist Albert Hammond Junior's father Albert Hammond Senior, who has revealed that the reports are true and the band are in fact working on their fifth studio album.
Hammond Senior said: "Albert says that the stuff they're doing is incredible. They're doing it themselves with their friend, engineer and producer. He just says 'Dad, it's incredible'". Then, asked if he thought it would sound different from "Angles", he said: "I don't think they'll go in a wildly different direction. Obviously the songs will be different, but I think The Strokes are The Strokes; they always will be The Strokes".