2018: The Year of Arctic Monkeys
Already firmly concreted into everyone’s lives, there isn’t a person left behind that hasn’t had the pleasure of experiencing Arctic Monkeys’ timeless music in some form or another over the past fifteen years. The incredible scale and worldwide demand of the Sheffield four-piece is outstanding as well as head-spinning. Lead by Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys have become the most successful band of the generation, with their debut album becoming the fastest-selling debut record by any British band in history.
Arctic Monkeys headlined Reading & Leeds in 2014, pronouncing that it’d be their final show before a hiatus of at least two years. The period of silence was broken almost three years later, last June, when the band posted pictures of them in the recording studio and messing around with instruments on social media. The moment that confirmed a new album was certainly in the pipeline. The album has been extremely long-awaited and highly anticipated, and on April 5th, the big news finally came. Arctic Monkeys’ sixth studio LP, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, will be released on May 11th. After continued festival headliner announcements earlier in the year all across the world and a huge arena tour, which sold out in fifteen minutes, the UK’s favourite indie band is set to have one of the most blinding in their retrospective careers.