VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys Release Short Film Warp Speed Chic

16 October 2018, 16:46 | Updated: 16 October 2018, 16:55

See Alex Turner and co in the Ben Chappell-directed short film which documents the making of their Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino album.

Arctic Monkeys have released a short film of the making of their Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino album.

The 12-minute film, which commences with a creepy-looking house and a clapped-out Renault, was directed by Dave Chappelle and sees the Sheffield band making their sixth studio album and taking it on tour.

Watch the short-film above.

The mini-documentary also sees a long-haired Alex Turner play the drums in a Clockwork Orange t-shirt, before witnessing the band shoot their Four out of Five video.

Alex Turner in Arctic Monkeys' Warp Speed Chic short film
Alex Turner in Arctic Monkeys' Warp Speed Chic short film. Picture: YouTube/Official Arctic Monkeys

The film comes along with the announcement that Arctic Monkeys will release a Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino 7" vinyl on Friday 30 November, featuring B-side Anyways.

Listen to Alex Turner talk about the band's sixth studio album with Radio X's John Kennedy:

Meanwhile, Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has revealed that he’s working on a solo project… but that he’s mainly concentrating on the music.

The NME reports that Helders has been working on the album, telling The Trap Set podcast: “I just like the process of creating [the album]. Maybe it’s more because I’m not writing the lyrics, so it’s fine that I do that.

“When you’re writing a record and you’re putting yourself out there, a lot of people need a reason to want to hear a ‘message’ or ‘hear my opinion on this’.

“That’s why I’m not that interested in the lyrics side of it yet.”