have annnounced plans to complete and release their fifth studio album before the end of 2013, Gigwise
The record would be the follow-up to 2011's "Suck It And See
" and, while the band haven't yet recorded anything specifically for the album, they're "definitely happy"
with the way things are going so far.
Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, drummer Matt Helders
said: "Hopefully we'll get it out this year - that's the plan. We've just been working stuff out with the band. Nothing serious yet.
"It's just been us four working stuff out like we used to I guess. We had a bit of a break. It's always weird when you first get back into it to know what kind of songs we write any more."
Helders' mother accidentally admitted last year that the band were recording in the desert. Frontman Alex Turner
also gave some information away, saying that the album will feature "heavier tunes."
He added, "We did 'R U Mine?', and I think that's where it's going to be at for us for the next record."