Arctic Monkeys secret artwork revealed

Inside cover features cocks and sperm with heads

Arctic Monkeys‘s X-rated album artwork has finally been unveiled as their second LP ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ hits UK stores today (April 23).

The album’s front cover, which depicts flourescent colours gleaming through the windows of a deserted house, is a preview of a psychedelic, sexually explicit inlay (see picture).

Juno, the design agency that also designed the first album, played tracks to Southampton-based spraycan artists De5ign 4, who spent a week decoraring the house in Garston in Liverpool.

An eyewitness who saw the design being created told NME.COM it’s “mad psychedelic shit, with lots of cocks. Lots of pink cocks. One of the rooms has got little sperms; they’ve got cocks for heads. There’s a giant holding a severed cock”.

The street is due to be demolished later this year.

Meanwhile experience the moment the band released their second album at a special homecoming event last night (April 22), which included the second of the band’s sold-out dates at the Leadmill venue.

All the action was caught by a special blog which was filed straight from Sheffield.

Plus once you’ve heard the album, email us at news@nme.com with Arctic in subject line with your verdict on the album and we’ll publish the best.