It’s been nearly 4 years since the release of the last Arctic Monkeys album, 2013’s “AM”, so it makes sense that Alex Turner and gang might be working on a follow-up.
In an update to the story from NME, they report that the new Arctic Monkeys record will come “no sooner than mid-2017”.
What will Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album sound like?
It seems like Turner has been getting things out of his system via the Scott Walker-y stuff he’s been performing as one half of The Last Shadow Puppets. On the other hand, Matt Helders’ latest work as part of ‘Post Pop Depression’ seems like it will have given him a new perspective. He’s been recording and touring with QOTSA’s Josh Homme and Dean Fertita – and, of course, the legendary Iggy Pop. On that record his drums sound as swaggering and slick as anything he’s done with Arctic Monkeys – hopefully he’ll bring some of that vibe to the next album. – NME
NME and a number of people on twitter have reported that the band is back together in their hometown of Sheffield, England.
For more, including what unreleased Arctic Monkeys songs could be on their sixth album & who might be featured on it, visit NME.