Arctic Monkeys planning fourth album

Matt Helders says fans may have to wait for next effort

Arctic MonkeysMatt Helders has revealed that the band have already discussed the recording of their next album – although they plan to take time out before gearing up work on it.

The drummer told BBC 6music that the band, currently on tour in the UK, plan to whittle down potential songs for the album further down the line.

“We’re already talking about when we can record again, but I still enjoy being on tour as well,” he said.

He added: “It’s good to have time to work stuff out, then at least you can start doing the quality control before and actually record what you think is decent, rather than recording hundreds of songs to then find out you only like 10 of them.”

Arctic Monkeys recently played two nights at London’s Wembley Arena as part of their tour. They released their third album, ‘Humbug’, in August.