Arctic Monkeys will not return to the studio until 2013

Alex Turner reveals that it's now 'hard to do the old chip shop rock'n'roll'

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Arctic Monkeys are taking a break from the recording studio until 2013.

The Sheffield band have revealed that they won’t be writing on the road and will be skipping out on recording next year too, reports The Sun.

Frontman Alex Turner said:

I don't really write on the road any more. We come up with a few ideas on soundchecks and that but I have written too many terrible lyrics touring around. As yet there is no plan to return to the studio next year, we're keeping our heads down.


He added:

It's hard to do the old chip shop rock'n'roll. After you've done it once, you don't sort of hang around that many chippies any more. I think it's natural, I couldn't ever write about my surroundings in the same way as I did back then.


Yesterday Arctic Monkeys posted an online trailer from their two headline shows at Sheffield's Don Valley Bowl, suggesting that they may be putting together a DVD from their performances.

The 93 second clip, called Don Valley Bowl Trailer, features footage from the band playing live at the June gigs, hanging out backstage and general crowd shots, suggesting that it may be being compiled into a general DVD package. The trailer however is not accompanied by any release details. To see it, scroll down.

The band headlined last weekend's V Festival and are currently preparing for their full UK arena tour, which will start in October.

The tour kicks off at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena on October 28 and ends at Liverpool's Echo Arena on November 9. The Vaccines and The Smith Westerns will provide support on all of the dates.

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