Arctic Monkeys not recording new album ‘in the very near future’

Band appear in no rush for album number six

Earlier this week, there were rumours that Arctic Monkeys were heading back into the studio. Now a representative for the band has outright dismissed the reports.

The group released their fifth album ‘AM’ in 2013, while frontman Alex Turner recently said that there’s “no rush” for the band’s follow-up.

However, an image circulated via social media on Tuesday night (August 16), appearing to state that the band were returning to the studio in September.


When initially approached by NME, a press representative for the band declined to comment, but has now told The Independent: “That tweet that has caused the stir about the band being back in the studio was posted by a fan, using photoshopped artwork. We’ve got no news about the band being in the studio at this point at all.”

Pressed on when the band might return to record new music, the PR added: “It won’t be in the very near future though (despite overkeen fans!)”

Speaking to Radio X recently, Turner was asked if there were any plans for the Sheffield band’s sixth full-length. He replied: “No, there aren’t really, Not yet. But there will be at some point. I mean, we’ll see with that. No rush.”


Turner more recently has teamed up again with Miles Kane for The Last Shadow Puppets‘ second record ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’, which was released in March of this year.

In the same interview, Turner said that The Last Shadow Puppets will go separate ways at end of festival season: “The plan was to end [The Last Shadow Puppets] at the end of the summer, and I think we’ll stick to that.”

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys were recently voted the greatest Yorkshire band of all-time by NME readers, beating the likes of Pulp, Kaiser Chiefs and The Cribs.