Published Dec 23, 2016Arctic Monkeys haven't released a new album since 2013's AM — though frontman Alex Turner delivered Everything You've Come to Expect with the Last Shadow Puppets this year and drummer Matt Helders joined forces with Iggy Pop for Post Pop Depression — but that's about to change pretty soon, since the band have confirmed that work has begun on the Arctic Monkeys' follow-up.
Members of the band have been seen around their UK hometown of Sheffield over the last month, and now a tweet from the BBC's Shamir Masri confirms what eager fans have been hoping for.
"Alex Turner told me during an interview for BBC Sheffield they are coming back to Sheffield to pen a new album," he said. "It IS happening!"
The new record will mark the band's sixth studio album overall. The announcement follows a string of band spottings in Sheffield. See evidence of those sightings below.
MY DAD HAS JUST HAD A BEER WITH ALEX TURNER WTF pic.twitter.com/FZ9ozniky8— james (@httpjames_) December 10, 2016