American rockers The Strokes are the latest band to have new material distributed on file sharing websites before it is officially released.

JUICE BOX - the first single to be taken from the LAST NITE hitmakers' third album FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF EARTH - is scheduled to hit shops early next year (06), but the track is already illegally available online.

A host of leading artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Franz Ferdinand and Coldplay have seen pre-release recordings posted on the internet in recent months.