The Strokes are currently working on their new album with Rick Rubin -- at least that's what Albert Hammond Jr.'s father told The West Australian during a recent interview. "I speak to my son every day and he says that they’re so happy," Mr. Hammond says. "I’m sure this will be a very successful record."

This is not the first time Hammond has spilt the beans about the band's activities, as he was the one who told NME back in 2012 that The Strokes were working on the successor to Angles -- which would eventually surface as Comedown Machine. If true, this will be the band's first studio album since 2013, although they released an EP, Future Present Past, last year.

Further details are expected to surface in the coming days.

UPDATE: Albert Hammond Jr. has since then denied the rumours via Twitter, saying they are "not in the studio recording": "Forgive Albert Sr he got prematurely excited. A lot of unknowns and nothing worth speaking about at this time," he added. "We met and played a few music ideas for Rick to feel out a vibe but even a theoretical album plan would be years away, if at all."