Arctic Monkeys reveal reason for speedy studio sessions

The band wanted to get their second album out fast

Arctic Monkeys have revealed to NME the real reason they got new album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ finished so quickly.

The record is out on April 23, just 15 months after the release of debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ came out.

However frontman Alex Turner admitted the band actually wanted the new record to come out in the same week of the year as the last one did – but they didn’t quite manage it.

He said: “The only pressure was what we put on ourselves because we wanted to do it quick and try get it out at the same time as the last one came out. That were the plan.

“Ultimately, we thought if we carried that on for a few years it might become like a Bank Holiday or something. It’d be a national holiday! The first one came out February 12 or something (it actually came out on January 30 after being brought forward a week) so we were trying to get this one to come out February 12, but a year later. We missed it by two months, we were fucking about.”

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Plus we review new albums by Maximo Park, The Bees and Good Shoes.

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