March 15, 2011 11:13

Arctic Monkeys: ''Suck It And See' is more poppy than 'Humbug''

Matt Helders discusses June-bound new album

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Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders has told NME that the band's new album 'Suck It And See' is "more poppy" than their last effort.

The album, out on June 6, was produced by James Ford at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. It features 12 new songs including 'Brick By Brick', which you can hear by scrolling down and clicking below.

Helders said that it was a more accessible effort than 2009's 'Humbug'.

“Some of the songs are a bit more instant," he explained. "A bit more poppy, certainly than ’Humbug’ was."

He added: "It's enjoyable for us and the listener. And it's maybe a bit more easy going. Not easy listening, but with a few poppier tunes. But in an interesting way."

The sticksman claimed that on 'Suck It And See' the Sheffield band had a strong vision of where they were going musically.

"With 'Humbug' we recorded 25 songs and narrowed it down afterwards," he said. "This time we had a clear idea of where we were going before we even went to the studio."

To read the full interview pick up a copy of this week's NME magazine. It's on UK newsstands tomorrow (March 16) or available digitally.


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