Arctic Monkeys “Suck It And See” – Imagine a Beach Party in the 1960s.

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkey

The Sheffield guys are back with a fresh-cut new album and are still very much rock steady and roll ready with their prestigious new material.

They spoke to NME Magazine about the process and journey to completing their forth coming album “Suck It And See” and Alex Turner explained “After touring we pretty much started straight away on writing new material for the album and came up with some guitar parts and the rest of the band got involved Shorty after.”

The album is set for release 6th June 2011 in Europe and 7th June 2011 Stateside via Domino Records, straight after their North American Tour starting in the state of Washington D.C on May 17th @ “Club 9:30”.

The album is produced by renowned and respected music composer James Ford who’s string of successful album productions include “Lungs” by Florence And The Machine, “I Feel Cream” by Peaches and he is also is one half of Electro band “Simian Mobile Disco”.

Ford has produced twice before the Monkeys on two successful studio albums “ and is back to give it a third shot promising to bring a “vintage” sound to the band according to sources.

Expect touches of the last album mixed in with easy indie vibes to sing along to as you drive through into the summer of 2011.

The bands last album ‘Humbug’ was released exactly two years ago and received critical appraisal from major music critics as the band had matured and you could here it within their musical arrangement and writing. ‘Suck It And See’ is certainly going to be an album of the year as the band have taken influence from old school legends Nick Cave, Gene Clark, David Bowie and John Kell so expect nothing less than a vintage homage and accolade.

As I listened to the opening album track ‘She’s Thunderstorms’ it send me straight back in time to the 60’s-70s and set the album up for what the band have made clear of what is to be expected.

Imagine a beach party in the 1960’s…. visualize an old Beach Boys album; this is what the Arctic Monkeys have created with their new sound, some might say similar to what new school Indie-Pop New York Brooklyn boys ‘The Drums’ have done.

Theirs even touches of gritty grunge influence parts (think ‘The Pixies’) so it seems as though the band have put all the stops out to creative something rather special.

Album track list is as followed:

Suck It and See

She’s Thunderstorms
Black Treacle
Brick by Brick
The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
Library Pictures
All My Own Stunts
Reckless Serenade
Piledriver Waltz
Love Is a Laserquest
Suck It and See
That’s Where You’re Wrong