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Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner has exclusively told Uncut that he’s been working hard on new material despite the distraction of a whirlwind year, it’s been the “best year of our lives” he says.

Turner has been writing lots of new songs, he says it’s like a compulsion, “I can’t stop writing songs, I don’t know what else I’m going to do.”

Turner adds that the song tempo as illustrated on million-selling debut album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” will be slower on the new one.

The Monkey’s front man even contemplates that some of the songs will be played acoustically, he says “I’ve written quite a few slower ones- there’s 13 or 14 songs, maybe a few more, in different states.”

He names one of the new Arctic Monkeys’ tracks as “Brain Storm” and head of Domino Records Laurence Bell who’s already heard the track, describes it as “very bright and metallic – it’ll shock a few people.”

The Arctic Monkeys, our Hall of Fame New Band of the Year, are exclusively interviewed in the December issue of Uncut, on sale now.

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