Arctic Monkeys Announce New B-Side, Debut 'Warp Speed Chic' Film: Watch

Arctic Monkeys
Zackery Michael

Arctic Monkeys

Despite releasing their sixth album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino in May, the Arctic Monkeys aren’t quite finished putting out new music just yet.

The band announced on Oct. 16 that they will release a 7” single of the album's title track on Nov. 30. The 7” single will also feature a brand new b-side titled “Anyways.” The “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” single is available for pre-order here. 

In anticipation of this release, the band also premiered their short documentary, Warp Speed Chic, which follows the band as they put together Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, giving Arctic Monkeys fans an inside look behind the album’s creation. 

Director Ben Chappell shot the entire film on a 16mm camera while the band spent time in France crafting the album. “After spending a year documenting Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino I wanted to try and pull it all together in a short film," Chappell said. “At that point I was still only hearing bits and pieces of the tunes as they were being recorded. Nearly a year later I was on stage with them in Lyon France shooting some of those same tunes.”

The documentary shows the progression of the band recording songs like “The Ultracheese” in a crowded living room, to ultimately performing it onstage, and gives a behind-the-scenes view as the band films the music video for “Four Out Of Five.” A quick snippet at the end even shows a couple of the guys goofing off and singing Grease’s “You’re The One That I Want.”

Watch the Arctic Monkeys' Warp Speed Chic below. 


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