Arctic Monkeys – Do Believe the hype.
As predicted Arctic Monkeys are back and they’re going to take over the world, ahem, I may be a little excited… In fact, who isn’t excited after half a decade of minimal to zero Turner action? The odd collab here and there, karaoke every now and then, covers… Come on give us some new music! Finnnnnaly five years later ‘Brianstorm’ fans can stop speculating. The hype comes after the band announce their sixth album ‘Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino’, which you lucky people can get your hands on this Friday! (11THMay).
AM slipped a few of their unreleased songs into the world at their comeback gig in San Diego, LA, last week and although the foursome have spent time apart, the music was seamless and I’m sure every member in the audience would have given a big five out of five stars for each new song they’d witnessed. Catch a glimpse of ‘4 Out of 5’ below, one of their highly awaited tracks.
Video: Youtube – thetaintster
Alex and his monkeys are well known for their complex lyricism so, it’s no surprise that their upcoming album has a bizarre track list. With song names such as; ‘The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip’, ‘The Ultracheese’ and ‘Golden Trunks’, only adds to the anticipation to hear each track for the first time. There are rumours that the lyrics are deeply rooted with real life experiences. So, ladies and gents the time has come to unpick each word to find out who the sunglass-loving front man truly is. What is behind those shades? Will the songs reveal a ‘Certain Romance’? Does a band member only call when he’s high? I suppose the rock foursome are ‘the only ones who know’.
The band really are trying to pull out all the stops and create a real hype around their up-coming album, the secrecy up until last month was unbearable but now there are events appearing on a global scale! The oddest of them all has to be the announcement of a one-off mini film festival based in Sydney. Fans down under will get the chance to watch five of the band’s favourite films at the Golden Age Cinema and Bar this weekend.
The Sheffield mob have also announced the opening of a series of pop-up shops, again on a global scale. On the records release date (this Friday!) and the following weekend you can get your hands on some limited-edition merch that, I bet will make you look good on the dance floor… Shops will be in Sheffield (obviously), New York, Sydney, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.
Of course, we have to talk about their up-coming tour which pretty much sold out instantly, no surprises there. Talk about band demand of the year, I mean if you haven’t got your hands on a pair of tickets, then I’m assuming you’re currently in the process of working out how the hell you’re going to get into one of the stadiums (without security seeing). Don’t worry the ‘Arabella’ artists are touring for a good few months, you’ll have more than one chance to try…
Coming to an arena near you, check out Arctic Monkeys UK tour dates below
06/09/2018 ARENA MANCHESTER, UK SOLD OUT
07/09/2018 ARENAMANCHESTER, UK SOLD OUT
09/09/2018 THE O2LONDON, UK SOLD OUT
10/09/2018 THE O2LONDON, UK SOLD OUT
12/09/2018 THE O2LONDON, UK SOLD OUT
13/09/2018 THE O2LONDON, UK SOLD OUT
15/09/2018 ARENABIRMINGHAM, UK SOLD OUT
16/09/2018 ARENABIRMINGHAM, UK SOLD OUT
18/09/2018 FLYDSA ARENA SHEFFIELD, UK SOLD OUT
19/09/2018 FLYDSA ARENASHEFFIELD, UK SOLD OUT
21/09/2018 FLYDSA ARENASHEFFIELD, UK SOLD OUT
22/09/2018 FLYDSA ARENASHEFFIELD, UKSOLD OUT
24/09/2018 3ARENADUBLIN, IRELAND SOLD OUT
25/09/2018 3ARENADUBLIN, IRELAND SOLD OUT
27/09/2018 METRO RADIO ARENANEWCASTLE, UK SOLD OUT
28/09/2018 METRO RADIO ARENANEWCASTLE, UK SOLD OUT