The Arctic Monkeys have given us a first glance of their eagerly anticipated fourth album ‘Suck It And See’ which is due to be released on June 6th, unveiling their official video for the forthcoming single ‘Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’ .
Following on from the success of their previous album ‘Humbug’, the Sheffield four-piece return with a fluorescent, eye startling video which combines footage of band rehearsals mixed with highlights of a Sheffield Wednesday football match, topped off with clips of general footage.
The Arctic Monkeys have never failed to experiment with new sounds. With each of their previous three albums we see a band grow and integrate innovative and fresh aspects to their continually growing world-wide reputation and from this glimpse of the new album there appears to be no stopping that progression.
Lead singer Alex Turner continues to piece together lyrical hits that at the hands of any other artists would sound unreservedly wrong, but coming from Turner seem to find meaning. Without a doubt once more proving why Turner has been mentioned alongside lyrical icons such as Ian Curtis, Morrissey and John Lennon.
The video completes the song and the two together combine to create what will surely be another huge hit for the reputable British band. My only suggestion is that you turn your speakers up as loud as they will go and prepare for another Arctic Monkeys tune that will be screamed by crowds at festivals, gigs and clubs all summer long.
The incredible talent this band has is to stay original and not adhere to complacent attitudes of some bands who will repeat any sound that once worked. Taking the risks to continually find new sounds and furthermore, being successful at doing so is what makes the Arctic Monkeys as exciting now as they were the first time you heard ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ and the breakthrough single ‘I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
The track is available digitally now and a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl version of the single will also be released on the upcoming Record Store Day(Saturday April 16th) which will include the B-side ‘Brick by Brick’, a song published online by the band
Support your local record stores and bag yourself a copy of this single to get your fix until the new album. You won’t be disappointed.