Alex Turner wants the band to record in Sheffield
Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner said that the band are going to go in a heavier direction with their next album.
The follow up to 2011 album ‘Suck It And See’ is going to aim for tracks more similar to their most recent single, ‘R U Mine.’
When speaking to Artrocker, Turner said: “"I think we're going to go the direction of those heavier tunes. 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.
He went on to speak about his hometown, saying: “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 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 the just the four of us hashing it out in a rehearsal space, but those kind of songs were in the minority on the last record due to circumstance really.”
Drummer Matt Helders agrees, recently telling The Examiner that ‘R U Mine’ is the direction the band is taking.
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