Arctic Monkeys to start work on new record this summer

Alex Turner reveals third album plans

Arctic MonkeysAlex Turner has revealed that the band plan to work on new material over the forthcoming summer to add to demos they have previously worked on.

The new songs will form the basis for the band’s forthcoming third album, although the band do not have plans to release it this year.

“We did a bit [writing and demo-ing] in January,” Turner told BBC 6Music. “We had tunes that we’d already been playing on tour so we recorded them. That’s six [songs].

“We’re going to take it easy and start practising over the summer and doing new stuff. We did a little thing in January and it was almost tempting to go again ‘cos it was dead exciting but we thought, ‘No, take it easier, chill out a bit and consider’.”

It’s been exactly a year since the band released their acclaimed second LP ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’.