Arctic Monkeys Release Movie Documenting ‘Tranquility’ LP

October 17, 2018

If you’re a fan of the Arctic Monkeys, there’s a good chance their latest album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” struck you as a departure for the band. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good album. And now we get a glimpse at the recording process w/ this short companion movie to the album, Warp Speed Chic.

The band’s longtime film partner Ben Chappell was at the French mansion where they recorded the album and caught some video in the process!

In a statement, Chappell said, “I was still only hearing bits and pieces of the tunes as they were being recorded. 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 [producer] James Ford’s instrumental mixes of the album and I 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.”

Looks like the hype machine is about to pick up – they’ve been on hiatus for a while but now they’ve released this movie – and on November 30th, you’ll be able to grab their 7″ vinyl (of the title track of their new album), and a new b-side, “Anyways.”

And, if you’re into a road trip, Arctic Monkeys play New Orleans’ Voodoo festival on October 28th.

As a longtime fan of the band, the latest album left me wondering if they’re return to their arena-rock anthems on the new album. How about you?


Written by Todd Hancock