Sheffield indie giants Arctic Monkeys have unveiled the tracklisting to their forthcoming album.
Having broken all records with their first two albums, Arctic Monkeys’ return could well see the history books ripped up yet again. Combining immense popularity with critical acclaim, the band are one of the most influential British acts of the decade.
The band last released an album with ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ in 2007, since then embarking on a number of solo projects. Of these, perhaps the most successful was singer Alex Turner’s stint in The Last Shadow Puppets.
Joining forces with Miles Kane of under-rated Liverpool group The Rascals, the pair crafted an album of sublime 60s pop. Heavily orchestrated, the duo took inspiration from the likes of Scott Walker in a gloriously luxurious affair.
Drummer Matt Helders, meanwhile, embarked on a career as a DJ. The decks master showed us a trick or two at a Clash Club event in Barcelona, while Alex Turner contributed a spoken word tale to his bandmate’s instalment of the ‘All Back To Mine’ mix series.
The group re-united last year to work on new material. Breaking with tradition, the band headed out to California to work on the album with Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme in the singer’s home studio.
Seemingly re-invigorated by Homme’s rock stance, Arctic Monkeys then handed the material to James Ford to complete. An old friend of the band, Ford drummed with The Last Shadow Puppets.
The album has not been given a title as yet, but is due to be released on August 24th. Totalling ten tracks, a lead single for the album has not been finalised although in a recent interview with NME singer Alex Turner claimed that ‘Cornerstone’ and ‘Secret Door’ could be contenders.
Arctic Monkeys are due to release their as-yet-untitled third album on August 24th. Tracklisting is as follows:
‘Fire And The Thud’
‘Dance Little Liar’
‘The Jeweller’s Hands’