Arctic Monkeys have had a busy 2012 so far, touring around the world with the Black Keys in support of last year's 'Suck It and See' album. The band has previously said that they will not rehash their debut record, 2006's 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not,' and have opened up about what their fifth disc will sound like.

As NME shares, the Arctic Monkeys were interviewed by Artrocker for their latest cover story. Frontman Alex Turner shared the direction that the U.K. rockers will head for the new album. "I think we're going to go the direction of those heavier tunes," he states. "We did 'R U Mine?', and I think that's where it's going to be at for us for the next record. We feel the strength of the last record is 'Don't Sit Down…,' the other songs like that -- 'Brick by Brick' -- the other side of it is fine, but I don't know how much more of that we can do."

Turner has the desire to record the upcoming disc with his fellow bandmates in their home of Sheffield, England. The Arctic Monkeys have strayed away from that in recent years and Turner wants to go back to the band's roots.

"It would be nice to record in Sheffield, which we haven't done for a while," he says. "I was living in New York, and that's where I wrote a lot of those songs, and the fact that me and the other chaps were on either side of a large body of water -- I wrote a lot on acoustic guitar in the flat. Then we went and applied to it what we thought they needed, which is not really a way that we worked before."