An interesting occurrence known as the synth-fever took a part of the rock world by storm during the past few years, resulting in a series of synth-driven releases from various notable acts.
Despite being one of the bands that managed to escape the epidemic, Arctic Monkeys
seemingly have no problem with the synth vibe, and are even not ruling them out as a possibility on future releases."Oh, synth-epidemic,"
frontman Alex Turner
told the St. Catharines Standard
. "I didn't know it was going on actually. We just keep taking the tablets, I suppose, drink plenty of water... It seems like when a guitar band get the synths, it's like it's not enough. That's not something that was ever on our agenda. But I'm not going to rule it out, I've got nothing against."
Further discussing his artistic freedom, Alex gave props to the band's label Domino Records, naming it among crucial factors. "Laurence Bell, from Domino, who owns the company, was who came to sign us in the first place. He allowed us to try different things and ... I think working with him help us to achieve that balance you are talking about,"
Asked about feeling completely free in creative sense, the frontman continued: "I suppose creatively, yes. I mean, I will ask for his opinion, it's welcome. It's not a situation like you hear about with a label guy in the studio saying, 'I was looking for this or that.'"
But back to the synths matter - do you think Arctic Monkeys and synths mix would result in hits or simply flop? Let us know in the comments.