Arctic Monkeys ‘could finish new album this month’

Matt Helders reveals more details on the follow-up to 'Favourite Worst Nightmare'

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has said the band could finish their new album this month (November).

As NME.COM previously reported, the band recently completed sessions for the album with Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme at his Joshua Tree studio.

Now Helders has told The Guardian that the band could complete the album this month – although they aren’t putting any time limits on themselves.

“We’re gonna do a bit more recording next month [November] and then we’ll probably be in here [the band’s rehearsal space] for most of December getting ready to go out again,” he said.

“We made a start on [the album] a few weeks ago and we’re gonna go back and try and finish it off. That’ll be two blocks of two weeks. It’s probably do-able for us to finish it in this next block. But we don’t want to put pressure on by saying, ‘we’ve got to finish it this time’.”