Arctic Monkeys Reveal Inspiration Behind New Album | Guitar Interactive Magazine

Published 12 years ago on April 2, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

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 predecessors.

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 like this."

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, 2012.

Watch the video to 'R U Mine' below



Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images



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