Alex Turner In ‘No Rush’ to Make a New Arctic Monkeys Album
Don't hold your breath waiting for the Arctic Monkeys' long-awaited follow up to 2013's AM. Alex Turner says there's "no rush," despite his own increased musical activity lately.
Yes, he appeared in last year's Mini Mansions song "Vertigo," and then released the Last Shadow Puppets' sophomore album Everything You've Come to Expect with Miles Kane in March. Turner says there are no plans, however, for a return to the studio with the Arctic Monkeys. "No, there aren’t really – not yet," Turner told Radio X (via DIY). "But there will be at some point. I mean, we’ll see with that."
He's clearly more focused – at least for now – on the Last Shadow Puppets, whose current tour included a cover of David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" during a set at Glastonbury.
"Writing with Miles, I reach different conclusions than I do on my own,” Turner told NME. “There is a confidence that encourages you to go further down whatever road you are on. When you’re on your own [as a frontman], the momentum is kind of your responsibility. When there’s two of you, especially if you can get to that place where there is an unspoken understanding, then you generate potentially even more momentum.”
That said, even this new project has a looming expiration date. Kane has confirmed that they intend to "have a break" after these dates conclude. “The plan was to end [Last Shadow Puppets] at the end of the summer," Turner says, "and I think we’ll stick to that.”
Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has kept himself busy as a member of Iggy Pop’s touring band as they support the Post Pop Depression project produced by Josh Homme.