MEDIA: ZEITGEIST - If you are looking for strong incidental music, then look no further than The Strokes

Everyone loves The Strokes. TV producers looking for strong incidental music (their most impressive run out to date has been the use of Last Nite on ITV's Champions League coverage) love them to bits, ad agency creatives think they're just fab and a salivating music press wants to hang out with them backstage.

They will have another chance in December because The Strokes are returning for a whirlwind tour (don't even think about it: it sold out in a matter of hours on the morning of 26 September) to promote their new album.

The Strokes turn that rarest of tricks - hitching a decent pop tune to a drawl, some dirty guitar and an almost plausible counter-culture posture.

If you're trying to attract the attention of middle-class boys with A-levels (your future ABC1 men) as you attempt to wean them off anti-globalisation protests and on to the lower rungs of the property ladder, then look no further. This new album will be plundered good and proper.

The band: The Strokes

The new album: Room on fire

Release date: 20 October

The tour: 1-6 December, Glasgow Braehead Arena, Cardiff International

Arena, London Alexandra Palace

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