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Arctic Monkeys looking to release new album in 2022, says drummer

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We may be getting a new Arctic Monkeys record next year.

In an interview with the BBC’s 5 Live Breakfast, drummer Matt Helders was asked whether the “Do I Wanna Know?” rockers had a new album “ready to go.” His response? “Pretty much, yeah.”

“It was sort of a bit disjointed how we had to do it,” Helders said of the recording process. “There’s bits to finish off and stuff. But yeah, it’s all in the works.”

Helders added that he “reckon[s]” the album will arrive in 2022.

“I think by the time we get everything together it’ll be next year,” he said “Hopefully then we can get out and tour next summer or something.”

Whenever it arrives, the next AM album will be the follow-up to 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.

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