Matt Helders On Arctic Monkeys’ New Album

Matt Helders has spoken about Arctic Monkeys’ planned new album, claiming that it “picks up where ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ left off musically.” The Sheffield four-piece has yet to formally announce the follow-up to their May 2018 album, but new music from the band is expected this year given that the Monkeys will go on tour in August.

AM drummer Helders has already given fans a hint about what to anticipate from their upcoming album. Helders told Mike Dolbear at this year’s DrumathonLIVE 2022 that the Monkeys’ next album would be in the same style as 2018’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.’

“It kinda like picks up where the other one [‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’] left off musically,” Helders said. “I mean, it’s never gonna be like [2012 ‘AM’ single] ‘R U Mine?’ and all that stuff again, you know, the heavy riffs and stuff. “But there are riffs in there and [it’s] a bit more up-tempo, even though it’s not loud,” he added. “It’s hard to explain!”