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Arctic Monkeys are recording new album and bassist Nick O'Malley reveals the release date


Arctic Monkeys plant to release their eagerly anticipated sixth studio album, bassist Nick O’Malley has confirmed.

With speculation of a new Monkeys album coming soon, all members of the band have been working on side projects since the release of 2013’s AM. 

With little word coming from the band, bassist O’Mally seemingly confirmed that the Monkeys have been in the studio this month and says the new record will be out next year because “if it isn’t, we’ve got problems”.

The update was found on website For The Ride, who said to be exact: “Nick found time for the track day before recording began on the eagerly anticipated sixth album, started at a secret location in September. The new album will be out next year because ‘if it isn’t, we’ve got problems’.”

Elsewhere drummer Matt Helders has recently produced a soundtrack for new Sheffield bar ‘Public’.

Helders, 31, has been busy on work outside the band having collaborated with Iggy Pop, Josh Homme and most recently with pop music icon Lady Gaga.

With a mix of pop soundscapes and some unfamiliar electronic beats, Helders iconic high-pitched vocals can be heard in the new advert: