Arctic Monkeys begin work on ‘psychedelic’ third album

Sheffield band reveal which producer they've signed up for next record

Simian Mobile Disco‘s James Ford has revealed that he has been signed up to work on Arctic Monkeys‘ forthcoming third album.

The producer, who also was behind the controls for the band’s last album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’, explained that the LP was only in its very early stages of conception, but said that the results may sound more “psychedelic” than previous efforts.

“It’s too early to say what sort of direction they’ll go in next,” he told the Daily Star. “But they’ve got at least one tune up their sleeves that sounds massive already.


“It’s much more psychedelic than the first album (2006’s ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’). I wouldn’t rule out a bit of R’n’B either – the boys know their stuff.”


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