Last month saw the release of Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album AM, and it’s the one they’ve “always wanted to make” according to Alex Turner. I felt like I lost the Sheffield quartet a little after My Favourite Worst Nightmare but this really is a return to form. The lyrics of opener Do I Wanna Know? grab you from the kick-off as Turner purrs on lines like –
“Simmer down and pucker up
I’m sorry to interrupt
It’s just I’m constantly on the cusp
Of trying… to kiss you”
It has to be said the videos for the singles so far have been pretty decent. Gem after gem really. Here they are so far from debut single off the album R U Mine? through to the video for forthcoming One for the Road (released 9 December 2013).