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Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner: 'I'm not the voice of a generation'

Frontman also claims band felt less pressure while recording new album 'Suck It And See'

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Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner has argued that the 'voice of a generation' tag thrust on his shoulders early in the band's career was wide of the mark.

Speaking in an interview due to be published in the Observer tomorrow (May 29), the frontman said: "I'm just not equipped to soundtrack the times."

"There might be someone out there who can do that, but I haven't cracked it," Turner continued.



The Last Shadow Puppets man also claimed that the Sheffield band felt less pressure during the recording of their new album 'Suck It And See', which is due to be released on June 6.

"The main thing I learned [during the recording sessions] is that whatever it is that makes us sound like us is built into the four of us," he said.

Yesterday (27), Arctic Monkeys unveiled footage of the recording of the album, which you can see by scrolling down and clicking below.

The clip sees the band discuss the recording of opening track 'She's Thunderstorms' and the Los Angeles Sound City Studios, where they carried out the sessions.

Drummer Matt Helders has said that 'Suck It And See' is more mellow than their last album, 2009's 'Humbug'.

You Can Pre-Order 'Suck It And See' At Amazon.co.uk Now.


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