March 9, 2012 8:37

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner: 'I want to start writing follow-up to 'Suck It And See''

Frontman says he's eager to pen tunes on tour so he has a 'head start' for the next album

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner has said that he wants to start writing the band's new album.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the frontman said he was eager to start penning tunes on the follow-up to last year's 'Suck It And See' so he could get a "head start" on the new record.

The band are currently in the middle of a lengthy stint across the USA and Canada as support to The Black Keys on their US arena tour and, when asked if he had been working on new material on the road, he replied: "A bit. I don't try to write on the road. I might try to this time, just for a change. Usually, I get home and I realize it's bad, so I've not done it in the past."

He added:

We've messed around in sound checks, but I'm not gonna meet a deadline, and it's not like I need to write, though I want a head start for the next time around.

Last month, Arctic Monkeys debuted their brand new single 'R U Mine', which you can listen to by scrolling up to the top of the page and clicking. The track, which didn't feature on 'Suck It And See', was released as a single on March 2.

Last week (February 29) the band took home the Best Live Band award at this year's NME Awards at London's O2 Academy Brixton. To read all about the NME Awards and all the shenanigans from the night, pick up this week's issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands or available digitally now.

NME Awards - as it happened

NME Awards in photos

Read More On This Artist

Video: Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine?'

More News
Lily Allen says Miley Cyrus' live show is 'up there with Oasis or the Stone Roses'
Alice Cooper and Kiss pay tribute to late Lou Reed guitarist Dick Wagner
Ariel Pink recalls time he was maced in the face by 'a feminist'
BBC 6 Music overtakes Radio 3 for first time as 1Xtra falls below a million listeners
Justin Bieber posts picture of Orlando Bloom crying after Ibiza fight reports
Neon Jungle 'no comment' over claims they covered Banks song without artist's...
Lostprophets members could have been 'groomed' by Ian Watkins, says child abuse expert
Alt-Fest organisers are 'dealing with extremely challenging issues' amid cancellation...
Jamie T unveils five new songs on UK comeback tour
Foxygen announce 24-track new album, promising 'a gaggle of guest stars'
Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Deacon Blue to perform at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony
Beastie Boys' Mike D: 'Grunge was a death sentence to the rock that preceded it'
Chance The Rapper covers 'Arthur' theme tune, featuring Wyclef Jean and Jessie Ware –...
Jarvis Cocker to judge Pulp karaoke contest in New York
Foo Fighters finish work on 'epic' new album
Morrissey responds to lawsuit filed by former security guard
Peace reveal new single 'Lost On Me' - watch
Lana Del Rey left alone at the altar in wedding themed 'Ultraviolence' video
RSPCA 'grateful' for donation from punk band who sacked vet drummer over bestiality
Midweek chart update: Eric Clapton competing with Ed Sheeran for Number One spot
Gerard Way announces solo album details
Original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing says he would be up for a band reunion

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today