Arctic Monkeys’ new record Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is finally here.
After weeks of talk, weeks of debate, the new album and follow-up to 2013’s AM has arrived. “Each instrument sits within its own, often wide open space, weaving in and out of each other to only sit prominently when needed aloft Turner’s crooning vocals,” Far Out Magazine described in their review yesterday.
Album opener ‘Star Treatment’ sets a tempo that will keep the pace for much of the eleven songs, beginning with one of many self-analysing lines: “I just wanted to be one of The Strokes, now look at the mess you made me make.”
From then on in it’s a journey through Alex Turner’s mind and mystery with added elements of a sci-fi novel.