After weeks of speculation, indie darlings Arctic Monkeys have confirmed they’re back in Sheffield to work on a new album.
Alex Turner and his bandmates have been spotted together by fans in bars, restaurants and shops in their hometown on several occasions over the past few weeks, leading to speculation they were about to head back into the recording studio.
After rumour spread that the Mercury Prize-winning band were working on a new album, the BBC’s Shamir Masri has Tweeted “Alex Turner told me during an interview for BBC Sheffield they are coming back to Sheffield to pen a new album – it IS happening.”
Since the release of AM in 2013, Arctic Monkeys have been busy with side-projects – as Alex Turner released an album and EP with pal Miles Turner as The Last Shadow Puppets (including a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall), and Matt Helders played with Iggy Pop for the Post Pop Depression album and tour.
The Last Shadow Puppets currently have no future tour dates scheduled, which paves the way for a new Arctic Monkeys album.