The Strokes, Trump’s trunks and model making – here’s some more stuff we can tell you about Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

We don't know what we know but we do know as long as we're told we're allowed to know officially, y'know?
The circus around Arctic Monkeys new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ is fascinating. As of writing, there’s yet to be any music played publicly from the record, Pitchfork reports, the confirmed first line of ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ – and opening track ‘Star Treatment’ – reads: “I just wanted to be one of the Strokes, now look at the mess you made me make/Hitchhiking with a monogrammed suitcase, miles away from any half-useful imaginary highway.”

The bio also reveals that Alex Turner has been building the model on the album cover himself, that ‘Golden Trunks’ has a jibe at Donald Trump’s expense (“The leader of the free world reminds you of a wrestler wearing tight golden trunks”), and the record features a bunch of guests, including Klaxon’s James Righton and Tame Impala’s Cam Avery.

But mostly, Alex Turner says the Strokes. And y’know. Indie.

You can read the full bio, via Reddit, here.

‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ arrives on 11th May. And we can’t tell you any more than that. Embargoes.

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