Arctic Monkeys announce new B-side single‘Anyways’, unveil new documentary: Watch
The documentary short film, titled 'Warp Speed Chic' presents behind the scenes footage and the making of their recent LP 'Traquility Base Hotel + Casino'
Fresh off the release of their latest album 'Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino' and an accompanying tour which also included a headliner spot at Austin City Limits earlier this month, Arctic Monkeys have announced the release of the title track of the album as a single. The band has also released details of a previously unreleased track titled 'Anyways', which will feature on the B-side of the single release, due out on November 30.
Meanwhile, while fans wait for the new single, Arctic Monkeys have shared a new short documentary film, 'Warp Speed Chic' that captures the creation of their latest polarising record. Directed by Ben Chappell, the film includes tour footage, including the live debuts of many of the tracks from the album.
"After spending a year documenting Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino I wanted to try and pull it all together in a short film," Chappel said, describing the documentary. "I spent a few weeks with the band in France documenting the recording process with my 16mm camera in September 2017."
“At that point, I was still only hearing bits and pieces of the tunes as they were being recorded. Nearly a year later I was on stage with them in Lyon France shooting some of those same tunes. When the film came back from the lab, I put the live songs next to my shots of them recording and found it to be quite nice."
“With that as a starting point, I then used James Ford’s instrumental mixes of the album and put an assortment of the images we created for this album overtop giving a glimpse into the last year and the full progression of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.”
You can watch the full documentary below:
Meanwhile, in a recent interview with Matt Wilkinson of Beats 1, frontman Alex Turner admitted that the follow-up could come sooner than expected. “You know, again I don’t know, we’ve not quite reached a conclusion on what we’re gonna do but, I’d like to, yeah,” Turner said, speaking about a prompt return to the studio. “Maybe just for the reason that, 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."
During the same interview, Turner also hinted at a possible collaboration with his friend Kevin Parker of Tame Impala. Parker himself recently revealed that the much anticipated follow up to Tame Impala's highly acclaimed 'Currents' could arrive next year too.