In an interview with Music Feeds Arctic Monkeys drummer, Matt Helders says we won’t have to wait around listening to five year old music before a new album drops. ”I think that break was based on various circumstances and that was sort of what we needed at the time. But it’s not a pattern were going to get used to as a band.” He adds, “We like being in the studio. We’re keen on making albums.” Helders continued, “We’ll talk about what we’ll do next. There’s no real concrete plan at the moment. We’re all enjoying it a lot. We know we want to do some writing at some point but there’s nothing really. We haven’t really talked about it yet. I suppose when we’re back together on these last couple of tours we’ll start thinking about that. But yeah, there’s nothing actually planned yet.”
The interview also recognizes the bands growth over the last two albums. Helders says, “I mean it’s always been our take to do something different. It always seems like quite a natural progression to us from album to album. Obviously, we still love AM and play most of those songs live. It’s still there for them to listen to, you know what I mean? It’s not going away but I think for us it was quite a natural thing to move on and do something else. We never really know what that’s going to be when we get into the studio. It sort of develops as we go along.”
The last album released by the band was Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, their sixth studio album. The album came out last year and marked the first new music from the British rockers since the wildly popular 2013 effort AM.