Arctic Monkeys Reveal Inspiration Behind New Album
If you're a fan of the more recent riff based releases from
Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys, then you'll be pleased to hear that the
band's new album is set to follow in the footsteps of it's
Speaking to the Examiner, Monkeys drummer - Matt Helders,
responded to a question about their new single by saying: "The
way 'R U Mine' has gone we are more into doing songs like that for
now. We are kind of into the idea of doing a record that is like
'Evil Twin' and 'R U Mine'."
The band, who are currently mid-way through a lengthy trek
across the USA and Canada as support to the Black Keys on their US
arena tour, spoke about the experience of being the support act for
the first time in their careers: "We've been looking for a tour
like this since we started because we've never done a support tour,
not in England, not anywhere. We were trying to think what the
right band would be, and we had some good offers that didn't work
out timing wise from other bands. For this (tour) we thought it
would be stupid to turn down. It's a massive tour, and I think
we've done as much as we could on our own without doing something
The drummer also revealed details about the band's new track
'Electricity'. Due out later this month as the B-side to 'R U
Mine', Matt said: "When we recorded 'Electricity' we recorded 'You
& I' which was the B-side to 'Black Treacle' and (recorded)
another one that didn't really work out. It was a good song, but it
didn't fit in with 'R U Mine' so 'Electricity' was the one that
seemed to make more sense. It's really the only thing we've got
that nobody has heard yet that is already recorded."
The new track, 'Electricity', will appear as the b-side to 'R U
Mine' and both will be available exclusively on limited purple
vinyl as part of this year's Record Store Day on 21 April,
Watch the video to 'R U Mine' below
Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
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