Arctic Monkeys have shared a spinetingling version of their song ‘505’ which was recorded at their show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2018.
The track is a snippet of what to expect from their upcoming live album, which is available on December 4th and captures that whole show at the Royal Albert Hall which took place around the release of Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino. Just like the gig itself, all proceeds from the release of the album will go in aid of War Child as the band explained in a series of tweets announcing the album.
“On June 7 2018 we played a special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall,” they wrote. “All proceeds from that night were donated to War Child in support of the vital work they do protecting, educating & rehabilitating children who have experienced the trauma of conflict and the horror of war.” It’s a great cause and once again shows the band’s softer side.
“The situation that was bad in 2018 is now desperate,” the statement continued, “and those children and their families need our help more than ever. To enable War Child to reduce their funding deficit and continue their valuable work, we are releasing a live album, recorded on that evening. All proceeds will go direct to the charity.”
Meanwhile, speculation was recently rife in the world of Sheffield’s favourite sons after their drummer Matt Helders was recently pictured sitting behind a drum kit in the studio by photographer and director Andreas Neumann. The band have been quiet about what is next on the horizon for them and haven’t played live since they toured South America close to two years ago. However, it appears that Neumann has potentially has let the cat out the bag about their next move and new music from Arctic Monkeys is exactly what we all need right now.
Check out the audio of ‘505’, below.