Arctic Monkeys preview new album online

Plus the band party with P Diddy in the USA

Arctic Monkeys have offered fans a small sneak preview of their forthcoming new album online, by posting a video featuring the band recording a part for a new song.

The final 30 seconds of a video hosted by drummer Matt Helders sees him and frontman Alex Turner harmonising over a guitar part – and can be heard by watching the video on the NME Video Blog now.

The band have since returned from recording their third album with producer James Ford.

As well as featuring new material the video sees Helders being shown around P Diddy‘s Miami home by the notorious rapper. Diddy outs himself as a massive Monkeys fan.

“This is your boy Diddy,” he says in the video. “I’m the newest member of Arctic Monkeys. I’m not going to be singing, I’m not going to be playing instruments, but I’m going to be part of the crew. If you fuck wit’ Arctic Monkeys you gotta fuck with me.

“I’m probably the biggest Arctic Monkeys fan, so when I met this guy [Helders] it was a dream come true. He is the biggest Puff Daddy fan in the world. He obsesses with me. We’re having a bromance.”

Watch the video in full on the NME Video Blog now.