This member of Arctic Monkeys is opening a café in Sheffield...

15 December 2018, 14:00 | Updated: 15 December 2018, 14:01

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Arctic Monkeys. Picture: Press/Zackery Michael

Drummer Matt Helders has announced he's opening the eatery in the band's hometown in 2019.

Matt Helders is set to open a café in his native Sheffield next year.

The Arctic Monkeys drummer, who has collaborated with the likes of Iggy Pop and Josh Homme, will now open an all day establishment called Ambulo in the bands hometown for 2019.

Announcing the establishment on his official Instagram, the Do I Wanna Know rocker wrote: "Arriving in 2019 All Day Café Sheffield. Different to what I usually post, but I’m getting in the restaurant biz, believe it or not. Happy to be doing it with my mate @jamesohara1 and his capable team."

Arctic Monkeys no longer permanently reside in their hometown, but the R U Mine sticksman will no doubt offer his bandmates the Star(bucks) Treatment whenever they visit the eatery.

It's not the first project Helders has taken on in Sheffield, previously creating the music for his friends' bar.

The simple synth-laden beats were quite the departure from what we're used to hearing from the rocker, sounding more at home on an album from The xx. 

Watch the clip here, courtesy of @P_U_B_L_I_C_:

Meanwhile, Helders - who is also a keen photographer - has revealed he's working on his debut solo album and has described some of its music as being "like a John Carpenter kind of thing".

Speaking to KEXP, he teased: "There isn’t really a goal for what it will be yet. I’m just trying to drop in the tools in case, whether it’s a score or a record or what. I’m just enjoying it as a hobby and, when that leads to something, I think that feels a bit better for me when it’s, like, just something I wanted to do and have interest in."

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