Former Arctic Monkeys bassist Andy Nicholson has recruited his ex-bandmate and drummer Matt Helders to appear on a new EP he is creating during the lockdown.
Over a decade on from his departure from the group, Nicholson now works under the moniker of Goldteeth. He released his debut EP back in 2019. He is now enlisting people together and making a new collaborative project called ‘Alone Together’, which will see him work remotely with many different artists “of any skill level”.
Goldteeth went to Instagram to send an invitation to any musician who wanted to appear on the upcoming release and put the lockdown to fair use. “Let’s make some music,” he wrote on the social media platform. “This is a call for all musicians of any skill level willing to collaborate.”
The project looks to be a success so far, and Nicholson has been keeping fans in the loop with video updates regarding how the EP is going with numerous video updates. Nicholson disclosed more information about why he’s making this record and why he wants to work with as many interesting people as possible on the latest video. He also let loose about the former bandmate that he’s lined up to appear.
“I’m trying to get everyone involved. I’m trying to get all my friends involved. I’m trying to get people I don’t know involved,” he explained. “[Matt] Elders has sent some drums in; I’m playing bass on that song.”
Meanwhile, Matt Helders recently shared the news that every Arctic Monkeys fan has been waiting to hear after revealing that the band are currently in the “early stages of trying to write a [new] record”.
Taking to Instagram Live on January 13th, the drummer talked about how the band have been “faced with various obstacles” as they attempt to follow up 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
“Being separated by the sea is one of them,” Helders noted, with the band now living in separate corners of the world after Alex Turner reportedly moved back to England from Los Angeles last year. “We’re all eager to do it – we would have been doing it by now in a normal time. There’s definitely a desire from our end to do a new record, as soon as we can,” Helders added.
Check out Goldteeth’s latest update, below.