Published Sep 27, 2017Late last year, Arctic Monkeys spurred rumours of new music when they were spotted hanging out together over the holidays in their UK hometown of Sheffield. Now, bassist Nick O'Malley has confirmed that the band are indeed working on new material and that a record should be arriving in 2018.
In a new interview with motorcycle magazine For the Ride, O'Malley revealed that the band had begun recording earlier this month at a secret location. He added that it should be arriving next year, and that "if it isn't, we've got problems."
In December, the band told BBC reporter Shamir Masri that they had returned to Sheffield to write their next record.
When the new LP does arrive, it will mark the band's follow-up to 2013's AM. In the interim, frontman Alex Turner has kept busy by releasing Everything You've Come to Expect with the Last Shadow Puppets, while drummer Matt Helders joined Iggy Pop's band for Post Pop Depression.
There's no word yet on whether One Directioner Louis Tomlinson's admiration for Arctic Monkeys will be reciprocated in the band's next batch of tunes.