Arctic Monkeys man nearly finishes side project

Alex Turner close to completing 'Rascal' record

Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner has nearly finished work on his side project with The Rascals‘ frontman Miles Kane.

The pair recorded in France with producer James Ford in the summer and are now slowly finishing off the record.

Ford said that they had recorded on old school tape with Ford playing drums, bass and keyboard.

He told BBC 6Music: “It was amazing, really quick, and we had fun, played ping pong, ate cheese and drank red wine.

“We’re doing some strings with a guy called Final Fantasy who does a lot of the Arcade Fire strings. The stuff we were listening to was like Scott Walker and I think there’s some really great songs on there.”

Ford added: “We’ll probably finish it off towards the end of the year and it’ll probably be out next year. But I can still listen to it and enjoy it, which at this stage in the album making process is rare.”