March 19, 2013 12:15

Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner on moving to LA: 'It's built on rock 'n' roll'

Frontman also reveals why he's bored of David Bowie's 'Time'

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Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner has said he moved to LA because it's "built on rock 'n' roll".

The frontman, who is currently in the desert working on the band's fifth album, told Another magazine he moved stateside because "It's built on rock 'n' roll so the best studios and equipment are here. Well, that and the fact that the sun always shines and you can ride your motorcycle in December."

The singer also revealed why he's had enough of David Bowie's track 'Time'. "I’ve been trying to fix a humming in my home stereo – it’s in the right speaker," he said. "David Bowie’s album 'Aladdin Sane' has been sitting on the turntable so I’ve been playing 'Time' – the first song on the second side – whenever I’ve tried to solve the problem. I must have heard that song thousands of times this week… I’ll never be able to listen to it again."

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders recently gave the strongest hint yet that the band will release the follow-up to 2011's 'Suck It And See' this year, but admitted they hadn't been working with Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme again. When asked what he has been up to recently, he replied: "I have been in the desert… with motorcycles. Not with Josh [Homme], no. The band's just been working together, the band working on our own so far, writing and stuff…There's no time deadlines or anything like that for release. We're just getting back into it, because it always takes a while to get back into it."

Quizzed on what the album will sound like, Helders replied simply by saying: "2013". Then asked if that meant the album will definitely be out by the end of the year, he added: "Well, we'd be stupid if we made a 2013 album and released it next year."

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