- 24 Aug 22
Arctic Monkeys will headline Electric Picnic festival at Stradbally next month.
Arctic Monkeys have finally revealed the name of their forthcoming seventh album: The Car. AM7 will officially arrive on October 21st via Domino Records.
Arriving later this year, the hugely anticipated project from the Sheffield rockers features 10 new tracks written by Alex Turner and produced by James Ford.
The album's artwork (which you can see below) was photographed by drummer Matt Helders, who previously said that, musically, the new album "kinda picks up" where the loungier, subversive sound of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino left off.
"I mean, it’s never gonna be like ‘R U Mine?’ and all that stuff again, you know like, the heavy riffs and stuff," he said at the time.
The Car was recorded at Butley Priory, Suffolk, La Frette, Paris and RAK Studios, London.
A press release describes The Car as "Arctic Monkeys running wild in a new and sumptuously orchestrated musical landscape and contains some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turner's career."
Arctic Monkeys are currently gigging around Europe at various festivals. Last night, they did a set at Zürich Openair 2022, where they debuted a brand-new song called 'I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am'. It’s a mid-tempo, reggae-tinged cut with intercutting guitar effects.
NEW AM SONG WHAT AM7 IS COMING pic.twitter.com/J8HyLdPCJy
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The last album Arctic Monkeys released was 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Last November, drummer Matt Helders told BBC Radio 5 Live that its follow-up project is “pretty much” done and set to be released in 2022.
He added: “I think by the time we get everything together it’ll be next year. Hopefully we can get out and tour next summer.”
The band will perform at Reading & Leeds this weekend before touring Europe, the US and South America before heading to Australia to headline outdoor East Coast shows, as well as Falls Festival, Lost Paradise in NSW, and Heaps Good in Adelaide. Catch them headline Laois' Electric Picnic festival next month.
View The Car tracklist below.
1.There'd Better Be A Mirrorball
2.I Ain't Quite Where I Think I Am
3.Sculptures Of Anything Goes
4.Jet Skis On The Moat