This spring, Arctic Monkeys released their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. They’ve now announced that they’ll be releasing a 7″ of the title track, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”, on November 30. The 7″ will include a new b-side, “Anyways”, and is available for pre-order here.
Along with the 7″, Arctic Monkeys have also released Warp Speed Chic online, a film documenting the recording process of the album and some live dates. Warp Speed Chic was first seen at the band’s AM:ZM exhibitions (with photographer Zackery Michael) in London and Sheffield.
Film director Ben Chappell says, “After spending a year documenting Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino I wanted to try and pull it all together in a short film. 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.”
Arctic Monkeys are currently on tour, though if you haven’t got tickets already you may be out of luck, as several shows have sold out. Take a look at the dates below and head to their website for tickets to all remaining shows.
Arctic Monkeys North American Tour Dates:
Oct 16 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
Oct 17 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 19 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA – SOLD OUT
Oct 20 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
Oct 21 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
Oct 23 – WAMU Theatre – Seattle, WA SOLD OUT
Oct 24 – Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
Oct 25 – Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC
Oct 28 – Voodoo Festival – New Orleans, LA