Arctic Monkeys: New Record Most Collaborative We've Made

9 September 2013, 06:00 | Updated: 11 September 2013, 19:11

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys have told Radio X that making new record AM in LA had a very positive effect on the band.

All four members moved to the City of Angels to work on the record with producer James Ford, who also worked on 2011's Suck It And See.

Speaking to Radio X's John Kennedy, Alex from the band admitted that being in the same city for once had a big impact on the sound of AM.

"It's the first time since we all lived in Sheffield that we've all 'lived', in inverted commas, in the same town for like seven years," the frontman said during a track by track interview about the new record.

"I think it's a more collaborative record than the last ones have been due to the circumstances there when we made it," he continued.

"It was great because we were just there and all immersed ourselves in it."

The album features guest appearances from Josh Homme and former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, along with some lyrics from punk poet John Cooper Clarke, on the track I Wanna Be Yours.

You can hear Alex and Matt from the band talking John Kennedy through AM track by track from 1pm today.


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