A press representative for Arctic Monkeys has declined to comment on rumours that the band are set to return to the studio.
The group released their fifth album ‘AM’ in 2013, with frontman Alex Turner more recently teaming up again with Miles Kane for The Last Shadow Puppets‘ second record ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’, which was released in March of this year.
While Turner recently went on record as saying that there’s “no rush” for the band’s next record, an image circulated via social media on Tuesday night (August 16), appearing to state that the band were returning to the studio in September.
The image led to much word-of-mouth speculation. It is worth noting, however, that the image appears to have originated from a fan account and has not been posted by any official Arctic Monkeys social media platform.
I SWEAR IF ARCTIC MONKEYS ARE BACK IN STUDIO I WILL ACTUALLY PISS EVERYWHERE WITH EXCITEMENT THIS BETTER NOT BE A DAMN JOKE I SWEAArrrr
— Madelaine (@_madsgee) August 16, 2016
NME approached a press representative for the Sheffield band, who refused to issue an official comment.
Speaking to Radio X recently, Turner was asked if there were any plans for the Sheffield band’s sixth full-length. He replied: “No, there aren’t really, Not yet. But there will be at some point. I mean, we’ll see with that. No rush.”
Turner also said that The Last Shadow Puppets will go separate ways at end of festival season: “The plan was to end [The Last Shadow Puppets] at the end of the summer, and I think we’ll stick to that.”
Arctic Monkeys were recently voted the greatest Yorkshire band of all-time by NME readers, beating the likes of Pulp, Kaiser Chiefs and The Cribs.