The Strokes made their first appearance on television in a rather long time last night. The group are releasing Angles in a fortnight, so expect the media machine to move into overdrive as the band remind folks why they listened to them in the first place. Miley Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live last night and introduces the band back into the bosoms of indie-rock fans once more. It is an odd combination though. The Strokes played first single ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’, due out on World Record Store Day in April, and album-closer ‘Life Is Simple In The Moonlight’. What did we learn from this performance? Well, Julian still loves himself a pair of sunglasses and despite playing at around 1.00am in America, he deemed it necessary to wear them with a swagger. Albert Hammond Jr looks like the only Stroke who actually enjoyed playing last night, judging by his smiles and his looks to Nikolai, wearing one of the worst shirts you will see. I am no fashion expert but damn, dude, get some sleeves. The album could be full of retorts. “Don’t try and stop us, don’t try and stop me, get out of the way,” Julian sings in ‘Life Is Simple In The Moonlight’. “Everybody’s singing the same song for ten years,’ he shouts with even more vigour than in the single of ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’. And he says a curse word. So cool. Anyway, ‘Under Cover of Darkness’ is above and ‘Life Is Simple In The Moonlight’ is below.