Arctic Monkeys have confirmed that they’re back in Sheffield to work on their new album.
Over the last few weeks, the band have been spotted together by fans in bars, shops and restaurants around their hometown.
After rumour spread that they were working on new music, the BBC’s Shamir Masri has Tweeted “Alex Turner told me during an interview for BBC Sheffield they are coming back to Sheffield to pen a new album – it IS happening.”
See photos of Sheffield locals with the band around the city below:
— Thibault Meyus (@thibaultmeyus) December 8, 2016
— ashoka1967 (@ashoka1967) December 13, 2016
— The Kop End (@1892AnfieldRoad) December 9, 2016
The Arctic Monkeys are back in Sheffield and I need need need to find them
— Leon Barnsley (@leonbarnsley) December 8, 2016
Rumours of the band heading back to the studio first emerged back in the summer, while Turner maintained that they were in no hurry to record. NME has asked an Arctic Monkeys spokesman for a response to the rumours.
Since the release of ‘AM’ in 2013 and subsequent tour campaign, the band have been busy with side-projects – as Matt Helders played with Iggy Pop for the ‘Post Pop Depression’ album and tour, while Alex Turner released an album and EP with The Last Shadow Puppets.
The Last Shadow Puppets currently have no future tour dates scheduled.
Meanwhile, Alex Turner and Last Shadow Puppets recently released a new EP ‘The Dream Synopsis‘ – featuring new songs and covers by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Jacques Dutronc, The Fall and more.