The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998, consisting of Julian Casablancas (lead vocals), Nick Valensi (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Albert Hammond Jr (rhythm guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Nikolai Fraiture (bass) and Fabrizio Moretti (drums, percussion). Casablancas, Moretti (who began playing drums at age five) and Valensi started playing together in 1998 while they attended the Dwight School, a private prep school in Manhattan. Soon thereafter they met Fraiture, who attended the Upper East Side’s Lycee Français and added him to their ranks. Hammond came from Los Angeles to attend film school at NYU and was invited into the band by Casablancas. Met with widespread critical acclaim, the Strokes’ 2001 debut, Is This It, helped usher in the garage rock revival movement of the early 21st century and ranks number eight on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time, number two on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 2000s, 199 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and number four in the NME top 500 albums of all time. After its members embarked on a variety of side projects, the band re-grouped for a fifth album, Comedown Machine, released on March 26th 2013. The Strokes have sold over 5 million albums to date.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to The Strokes. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from The Strokes albums and most notable recordings.