Arctic Monkeys consider releasing one-off singles soon

Band want to release new material sooner rather than later

Arctic Monkeys plan to head to the studio to record new material soon, and are considering releasing it via one-off non-album singles.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, drummer Matt Helders explained that the band are thinking about moving away from conventional album releases.

“We’ve got things written, several new ideas and new songs that are ready to record,” he said. “We will do recording early on. We might not necessarily record and then release an album. We might just do little bits at once or [release] singles.

“There’s really nothing planned. It just depends how it goes, which is a nice change. We can go into the studio and not necessarily have to have something done by, like, the end of the month. It’ll be like, ‘Just see what happens’”

One of the songs under consideration is ‘Sandtrap’, which Arctic Monkeys played live for the first time in the UK when they kicked their British tour off at London’s Alexandra Palace on Saturday (December 8).