Arctic Monkeys New Album Will Be 'Heavier'
Alex Turner reveals the new LP will feature more tracks like R U Mine...
The Arctic Monkeys' eagerly-awaited fifth studio album will be 'heavier' than 2011's Suck It And See.
Frontman Alex Turner revealed that fans can expect more tracks like R U Mine from the band's new album.
"I think we're going to go the direction of those heavier tunes," he told Artrocker. "We did R U Mine and I think that's where it's going to be at for us for the next record.
"We feel the strength of the last record is Don't Sit Down... the other songs like that - Brick By Brick - the other side of it is fine, but I don't know how much more of that we can do."
Turner also revealed that the Monkeys may be returning to their roots to record the new tracks.
He explained: "It would be nice to record in Sheffield, which we haven't done for a while. I was living in New York, and that's where I wrote a lot of those [Suck It And See] songs, and the fact that me and the other chaps were on either side of a large body of water - I wrote a lot on acoustic guitar in the flat.
"Then we went and applied to it what we thought they needed, which is not really a way that we worked before.
"Mostly it's just the four of us hashing it out in a rehearsal space, but those kind of song were in the minority on the last record due to circumstance really."
The indie rockers picked up the Best Live Band gong at the NME Awards earlier this year.