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Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders provides update on his solo album

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has provided an update on his forthcoming solo album, describing it as “like a John Carpenter kind of thing”.

Earlier this month Helders hinted that he was preparing to release his own material, “I will do it. It’s like figuring out why as well. Like ‘why do I even want to do that? Why do I want to make a record? What’s it for? I just like the process of creating it,” he said at the time.

Now, however, it seems Helders has answered his own questions. Speaking to KEXP, the Sheffield drummer offered a little insight into his solo creating space: “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 continued: “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.”

Away from Arctic Monkeys, Helders has been working with Iggy Pop, QOTSA as well as focusing on his photography projects.

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