Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys fame has been talking about his band's new record, which is due out this Spring.
"The songs are very different from last time. For the first album we locked ourselves away in the middle of nowhere, whereas this time we've been out in the Smoke, going out and stuff," said Turner, who has been rather conspicuous on the London club scene of late. "I think that's maybe reflected in the songs a little bit.
Not that there is anything remotely wrong with the boy going out and enjoying himself; especially when his was the breakthrough record of '06. It's the heavier side of that album that Turner says is represented in much of the band's new output.
"In terms of sound, a lot of the ones we've done so far are a bit full-on. A bit like 'From The Ritz To The Rubble', 'The View From The Afternoon', that sort of thing.
"We've tried to get proper rhythms - it seems like in rock there's a lot of boring rhythms. We've tried to experiment - that's a bit of a dangerous word, but we've tried to push on with that. We'd be in soundchecks and it would be, 'Fucking hell, what's that?', so we'd record it on a phone.
"We've ended up with breaks almost. I've always been into beats, we were into that before we were into The Strokes.
Proper rhythms? That's a sure way to distance yourself from the likes of Oasis. And, talking to the NME, Turner revealed that the band aren't thinking about calling in the orchestra - à la Morning Glory - just yet.
"I don't think the new stuff will shock people - I don't think anybody expects us to do the same as the first album but with strings. That's what bands do a lot of the time, isn't it? We're not old enough to do that yet!"