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Arctic Monkeys’ New Album Likely Coming in 2022

The band also hopes to tour next summer

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Arctic Monkeys, photo by Zackery Michael
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    Arctic Monkeys’ new album will likely arrive in 2022, according to the band’s drummer, Matt Helders.

    Helders spoke about the long-awaited follow-up 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino during a recent appearance on BBC Radio (via NME).

    Asked if the new album was “ready to go,” Helders confirmed, “Yeah, pretty much, yeah. It was a bit disjointed how we had to do it, and there are bits to finish off, but yeah, it’s all in the works.”

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    Helders said that the band intends to release the as-yet-untitled record next year. “Hopefully we can get out and tour next summer,” he added.

    Speaking of the album’s sonic direction, Helders remarked, “We tend to always move it on a little bit. For us, because we’re so involved in it, it always makes sense. They always kind of pick up where the other one left off in a way. It makes sense when you think about it in the context of the last record. But we always do try and do something a bit different – it’s kind of hard to describe. You can tell it’s the same band.”

    Earlier this year, Helders teamed up with 11-year-old music sensation Nandi Bushwell to perform a few Arctic Monkeys songs. The band also recently put out a live album to support War Child UK.

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