New Josh Homme-Produced Arctic Monkeys Album Expected in Summer

New Josh Homme-Produced Arctic Monkeys Album Expected in Summer
If last year's Last Shadow Puppets album wasn't enough Alex Turner for you, the bratty Brit has revealed that his Arctic Monkeys are nearly done their upcoming third full-length. In a new interview, Turner said the band's follow-up to 2007's Favourite Worst Nightmare should see a summer release and that he's pretty pumped about what the group have laid down with their new producer, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme.

"We're going to have a new album for you by the summer I think," Turner told Australian network Triple J [via NME]. "[It's] 78 per cent done, I have been working in fractions actually - two-thirds. [I'm] thrilled with it."

He went on to say that Arctic Monkeys' recent studio sessions with Homme near California's famed Joshua Tree National Park went down nicely, despite what appears to be a rather odd match-up.

"It's been great fun," he said. "We went out to the desert for a little bit, we did two sessions with Josh, we had a great time.

"There's a few other buildings around there but it is certainly cut off. The guy who owns it is called Dave Catching, who plays guitar in the Eagles Of Death Metal, and it's his house. He was a great host.

"It's quite an inspiring place, there's a certain element of dust in the sound of it."

As previously reported, this bit of Arctic Monkeys news comes fast on the heels of word that Turner's the Last Shadow Puppets side-project are also gearing up for another album, which apparently they're aiming to do with Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys.

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