Arctic Monkeys have suggested that their fifth album will be their heaviest yet. Talking to Artrocker, Alex Turner discussed what worked and what felt comfortable on recent LP Suck It And See, saying:
“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.”
Turner went on to discuss how Arctic Monkeys record, describing how the band now operate, with the lead singer living away from his fellow band mates:
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.”