We’ve known for a
while that Arctic Monkeys are at work on a follow-up to Favourite
Worst Nightmare, but we now have first real news on the new album—and, well, it’s kinda unexpected. The much-hyped
Sheffield boys are headed across the Atlantic to California
to record new tracks
with Queens of the Stone
Age frontman Josh Homme as producer.
As Homme told the BCC: “Being Arctic Monkeys,
the polar opposite would be Desert Monkeys, so they’re gonna come out and just
experience that, and their idea is to submerge themselves in something else and
do some tracks.” Guess when guitarist Jamie Cook told the BBC earlier this
summer that the band's new LP “could go in any direction," he wasn’t
No word yet on what this means for the band’s Nightmare producer James Ford, who was reported
to be on board for the new disc in July. The album still doesn’t have a title
or release date, but with this news, don’t expect the band’s latest publicity
parade to let up until the disc hits stores.
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