Arctic Monkeys

British indie-rock giants Arctic Monkeys take a step in a different direction with the release of their new single, “R U Mine”. Unlike previous tracks, the song features a straightforward groove and catchy upbeat guitar riff deeply drenched in blues rock. While not completed yet, front-man Alex Turner says that the new album takes on a dirtier and grittier sound than their previous works.

The Arctic Monkeys are currently touring with a well-known band that has a similar blues rock sound…THE BLACK KEYS! The two groups play at the BOK Center in Tulsa on April 28. The tour comes to a close in late June. The Monkeys plan to continue work on their new album over the summer.

The video for the new single, featuring members Alex Turner and Matt Helders lip synching while driving around in a car, is posted on the bands website and YouTube channel.

You can find more information on the Arctic Monkeys new album, tour dates, and downloads on their website, ARCTIC MONKEYS.COM.