Arctic Monkeys fans have been reacting to the news that ‘Storm Brian’ is set to hit the UK, a name curiously similar to the band’s 2007 single ‘Brianstorm’.
The Met Office have confirmed that the next major storm to hit the UK and Ireland is called Storm Brian and that it will bring strong winds from Saturday onwards.
— Met Office (@metoffice) October 19, 2017
Responding to the news, one fan wrote on Twitter: “So Brianstorm is coming to the UK and will ‘wreak havoc’. If only we’d listened to Alex Turner 10 years ago we could’ve been ready”.
Another said: “Storm Brian is coming, dig out your best t shirt and ties combination”.
Meanwhile, one fan joked that the storm was “an early plug” for Arctic Monkeys’ next album.
So Brianstorm is coming to the UK and will 'wreak havoc'
If only we'd listened to Alex Turner 10 years ago we could've been ready ? pic.twitter.com/4NBL2m7tBa
— Charlie Burgess (@burgers_99) October 18, 2017
— Claire (@claire__lou82) October 17, 2017
Watch Arctic Monkeys’ video for ‘Brianstorm’ below:
Arctic Monkeys bassist Nick O’Malley confirmed that the band started recording their eagerly-anticipated new album in September while also revealing that it should be released in 2018.
Aside from the growth of Alex Turner’s new beard, news from the Sheffield group has been relatively quiet over the last few years. A number of photos of the group seemingly in the studio emerged earlier this year, sparking speculation that work was well underway on album six – before rumours of them making their comeback at TRSNMT Festival turned out to be false.
Drummer Matt Helders recently met a fan and gave them an update on the new Arctic Monkeys’ album, suggesting that new material could be expected later this year. But now O’Malley appears to have revealed that the record will come out in 2018 instead.
O’Malley recently spoke to motorcycle website For The Ride, with the article stating that “Nick found time for the track day before recording began on the eagerly anticipated sixth album, started at a secret location in September. The new album will be out next year because ‘if it isn’t, we’ve got problems’.”