Listen: Arctic Monkeys – ‘Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You’ (Official Audio)

A new Arctic Monkeys track titled ‘Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You’ has surfaced online.

The track, which will not appear on the Sheffield band’s forthcoming fifth studio LP ‘AM’, will serve as the B-side to the single ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’, which is released on September 3.

‘AM’ is set for release on September 9 and also features the tracks ‘R U Mine?’ and ‘Do I Wanna Know?’. Guests on the album include Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and former member of The Coral, Bill Ryder-Jones. Turner previously claimed that there was a rap and hip-hop influence on the album, saying one song sounds like Dr Dre.

Later this year, Arctic Monkeys will embark on a nine-date UK tour including a homecoming gig at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena. Starting in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena on October 22, the tour will then visit Manchester, London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham and Glasgow before ending with the Sheffield gig on November 2. The Strypes will support on all dates.

Arctic Monkeys will play:

Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (October 22)

Manchester Arena (23)
London Earls Court (25, 26)
Liverpool Echo Arena (28)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (29)
Birmingham LG Arena (31)
Glasgow Hydro Arena (November 1)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (2)

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner on His Band & Townes Van Zandt

Arctic Monkeys band members

Arctic Monkeys band members

 

Alex Turner: “Last year I was trying to come to terms with the idea that I’m a songwriter. I’ve gotten into country music, which I never really had a connection with or understood before. But someone like
Townes Van Zandt is amazing — that’s what music’s all about, when you hear something and you don’t really have a choice but to think, ‘Oh fuck, all right, I’m going there then.’ That’s what I got with his records.”

THE BAND

Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band. Formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, the band currently consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm/lead guitar), Nick O’Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals).

The band have released four studio albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006), Favorite Worst Nightmare (2007), Humbug (2009) and Suck It and See (2011), as well as one live album At the Apollo (2008). The band’s debut album became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, surpassing Oasis’ Definitely Maybe and remains the fastest-selling debut album for a band in the UK. The band have won five Brit Awards—winning Best British Group twice, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards.

Last year Turner confirmed on 16 February that the band had recently recorded a new song, to be released before summer, and will be returning to the studio over the summer to record. Turner also discussed the direction in which the band were headed regarding the sound of their next album, saying that it would bear more similarities with the “dirty side” of  “Suck It and See” and songs such as “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”.

On 26 February, the band released a brand new song titled “R U Mine?” on their YouTube channel. On 4 March, it went to No. 23 on the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone. On 21 April, the song was released as a single, with the track “Electricity” as a b-side, released additionally for the Record Store Day.

On 17 September, internet rumours suggested that the band were about to begin recording for their 5th album, in the Joshua Tree desert in California. The rumours were confirmed true by Matt Helders’ mother when she tweeted: “I don’t know if it helps to clear things up but lads are in the desert!”

Arctic Monkeys announced, on 27 November, their first live appearances for 2013 at various European festivals, indicating they will go on tour with their upcoming album 2013. So far, Arctic Monkeys have been confirmed for Open’er Festival, where they will perform on July 4, 2013, and Super Bock Super Rock Festival, where they will perform on July 18, 2013. Rumors suggest that these festivals will be practice for an upcoming album tour.

Turner has maintained a very private life, and shunned media publicity when declared the Coolest Man On The Planet by NME magazine in December 2005.

The Arctic Monkeys played the historic Apollo Theater in NYC. The band had a great welcome. Located in Harlem, the Apollo Theater was one of the most important centers of black culture in the twentieth century and continues to this day to be a wealth of innovative programs and artistic greatness.