Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders forms new project with Milburn’s Joe Carnall
Matt Helders, drummer of Arctic Monkeys, is working on a side project with fellow Sheffield native Joe Carnall of Milburn.
The band, named Good Cop Bad Cop, has also shared their lead single ‘Silk and Leather’. The working relationship has developed after Milburn singer Carnall sent Helders a number of sample demos which Helders worked on at his home studio on LA.
Speaking to KEXP previously, Helders detailed his studio: “I’ve got a little studio set up at home now that, when I’m there, I can commit some time to,” he said. “That’s basically old drum machines and synthesisers – a bit more electronic and a bit more like soundtrack-y, like a John Carpenter kind of thing.”
He added: “There isn’t really a goal for what it will be yet. I’m just trying to drop in the tools in case, whether it’s a score or a record or what. I’m just enjoying it as a hobby and, when that leads to something, I think that feels a bit better for me when it’s, like, just something I wanted to do and have interest in.”