Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner Says He's in 'No Hurry' to Write 'AM' Follow-Up

"There's lots of sh-t still to do on this album," he says.

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Alex Turner has revealed he's in "no hurry" to start writing the follow-up to Arctic Monkeys' 2013 album "AM," NME reports.

Speaking after the band's two triumphant shows at London's Finsbury Park last month, Turner says in this week's NME, which is on newsstands from tomorrow (June 11) and available digitally, that he still has a "lot of sh-t still to do" with promoting and touring "AM."

"I've written a few things, but I'm not in a hurry," the frontman says. "We're going to keep going [with touring] until the summer and beyond that a little bit, maybe. I don't know. I wouldn't think it'll be too soon that we do the next one."

He then goes on to admit that part of the band's reluctance to rush back into the studio is their burgeoning success in the US. "It's been going really well in America and there's still lots of sh-t still to do on this album," he said. "I don't feel, for once, that we need to rush and get on to the next thing. It seems like a good place to leave it for a minute."

Arctic Monkeys will headline Reading and Leeds on August Bank Holiday weekend.

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    It's not a bad album but I miss the energy, the fast-paced guitar of the 2 first albums.
    Exactly. They sounded like an unpretentious garage band back in the day, and that was great IMO. Oh well, still love them though.
    In all honesty (and this is my personal opinion) AM had 4 really great songs, Do I Wanna Know, R U Mine?, Knee Socks... and the rest were generally really average fillers that just made the album as a whole kind of boring to listen to fully through.
    I always get surprised how no one seems to have noticed that Do I Wanna Know, Why'd You Only Call Me When Your're High, R U Mine and a few more on that album are just the same chords at different timings and paces. You could literally do one long 10 minute jam with the songs and it would sound epic, but I find it weird how so many people rate this album so highly when it's so samey.
    Yeah I noticed that too, I did a mashup of them a while ago and that really made the similarities jump out (they're pretty blatantly the same anyway though)
    I would say that it only had 3 fillers - I want it all, One for the road and Fireside. The rest was fantastic!
    Love how we have no idea what they'll put out next because each album is so much it's own vibe. This band don't put out shit.
    A lot of the time bands that take awhile on a followup to a hit album fall short on the next album, because expectations unfortunately rise in the meanwhile.