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Arctic Monkeys say they're ready to return to the studio, suggest Kevin Parker to produce

A follow-up could be on the cards. 

Arctic Monkeys returned in 2018 with one of this year's most divisive releases, Tranquility Base Hotel & CasinoAnd while the record left some fans wanting more, it seems the group are set to dive further into the world of Tranquility Base with a follow-up record that's on the cards sooner rather than later. 

The band's frontman Alex Turner discussed returning to the studio in an interview with Matt Wilkinson of Beats 1, citing increased inspiration from being on the road. 

“We’ve not quite reached a conclusion on what we’re gonna do but, I’d like to, yeah,” Turner said of an imminent return to the studio.  “I’ve really been enjoying playing this one on the road and that excitement of playing together could lead to jumping back in the studio. Whereas, like when we made this Tranquility Base one, that wasn’t coming off the back of a tour.” 

Here's hoping the band keep following that sense of momentum. Tranquillity Base came five years after their previous album, the critically acclaimed braggadocious rock of AM

What's more, Turner expressed his desire to collaborate with Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker on the follow up to Tranquility Base

“Hopefully Kevin would be floating in there somewhere,” said Turner. “I think he’s brilliant, no doubt about that. Let’s float, Kev.”

When pressed by the interviewer if that was a formal request to work together, Turner didn't pull any punches. 

“Yeah, I just said it twice — I’d float with Kev.” 

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