New material from The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr looks set to feature a bit of an Australian flavour, with the iconic rocker hitting the studio with Natalie Imbruglia.

Back in November of 1997, the Australian music industry was going wild for Natalie Imbruglia.

Having risen to fame thanks to appearances on Neighbours, Imbruglia managed to top charts all over the world with her cover of ‘Torn’, while her debut album Left Of The Middle won an ARIA award and scored three Grammy nominations.

Just four years later, the music world was again going wild, this time for a group of New York City rockers called The Strokes. Now, it seems that these two world have collided up in Byron Bay.

Taking to Instagram recently, The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr shared an image of himself in Byron Bay’s Rockinghorse Studios with Natalie Imbruglia, noting that the pair had been able to “write some amazing songs” which feature an “incredible vibe”.

Imbruglia soon echoed this sentiment, sharing her own post which showed Hammond and producer Gus Oberg in their natural habitats.

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Approaching giddy o’clock again with @alberthammondjr and @partychimp #workshop @rockinghorse_studios

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At this stage, it’s not quite clear what the pair have been working on, though Albert Hammond Jr’s last album was released in March of 2018, while Natalie Imbruglia’s was released in 2015, indicating they’re both due for new material.

Notably, Imbruglia’s 2015 cover album, Male, saw her take on tracks from artists such as Iron & Wine and Daft Punk. During her cover of the latter’s ‘Instant Crush’, Imbruglia delivered her own rendition of the vocals originally recorded by Julian Casablancas of – that’s right – The Strokes.

Incidentally, Hammond’s most recent trip to Australia took place back in July during his visit to the country for Splendour In The Grass. While it’s also unknown what brought him over to Byron Bay specifically this time around, we’re definitely keen to hear what these new tracks sound like.

In related news, The Strokes have recently announced their first live dates in years, noting that they’re the first stage of their “global comeback”.

At this stage, we might need to wait before we hear of any Aussie dates for the group, though it’s obvious that Albert Hammond Jr will visit Australia at almost any chance he gets.

Check out Albert Hammond Jr’s ‘Far Away Truths’:

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