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Wanna hear new Arctic Monkeys songs? Keep waiting

By | Published on Wednesday 25 April 2018

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There’s still no new music to share from the upcoming Arctic Monkeys album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ ahead of its release on 11 May. Nor will there be.

In a world where multiple tracks on SoundCloud, videos on YouTube and full album preview streams ahead of release are commonplace, the band are running the other way. Nothing from the album will be put out ahead of its release date. You’ll just have to guess what songs like ‘The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip’, ‘Golden Trunks’ and ‘The Ultracheese’ sound like.

Speaking to Mojo, Alex Turner says: “Jamie [Cook, guitarist] was really keen on that idea, and I guess people at Domino. But it didn’t come from me. I understand it, I think”.

A rep for the band has now confirmed to Pitchfork that there will be no music from the album released before 11 May, beyond that heard in the brief trailer released earlier this month. And who’s to say that 40 second clip was even music from the album? Yes, I know, I’ve just blown your mind right out of your head. Bad luck.