NEWS: Arctic Monkeys launch ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball,’ ahead of their forthcoming album, ‘The Car’

NEWS: Arctic Monkeys launch ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball,’ ahead of their forthcoming album, ‘The Car’

Sheffield legends, Arctic Monkeys, have just launched ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’, the leading track from their upcoming new album, The Car, which is set for release on Friday the 21st of October.  The lush, cinematic, track reflects on the last embers of a relationship, with elegance, pathos and grace. You can imagine this sound tracking the next Bond film. Watch the stunning, Alex Turner directed video here:

This is the sound of a band who will stand the test of time because they keep evolving and revealing more and more layers of depth and talent, mapping the contours of human condition. The frontman recently told The Big Issue “sci-fi is off the table” with ‘The Car’, adding, “We are back to Earth.”

Following 2018’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’The Car’ finds Arctic Monkeys running wild in a new and sumptuous musical landscape and according to the press release “contains some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turner’s career.”

The deluxe LP will be available on limited grey vinyl with a tip on sleeve and mounted gloss cover image via the AM Official Store and Domino Mart, while an exclusive, custard coloured LP will be available at independent record shops and HMV stores.

‘The Car’ will also be available on standard LP, CD, cassette and digitally from Friday the 21st of October. You can pre-order the album here .

The tracklisting for ‘The Car’ is as follows:

There’d Better Be A Mirrorball
I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am
Sculptures Of Anything Goes
Jet Skis On The Moat
Body Paint
The Car
Big Ideas
Hello You
Mr Schwartz
Perfect Sense

The band will also be playing the following headline and festival shows:

1  Cala Mijas Festival, Malaga, Spain
2  Kalorama, Lisbon, Portugal
4  Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland
16  Life Is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
18  Primavera Sound, Los Angeles, California, US

4  Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5  Primavera Sound, São Paulo, Brazil
8  Pedreira Paulo Leminsk, Curitiba, Brazil
10  Kilk Fest, Asunción, Paraguay
12  Primavera Sound, Santiago de Chile, Chile
13  Primavera Sound, Buenos Aires, Argentina
15  Arena 1, Lima, Peru
17  Coliseo Live, Bogota, Colombia
19  Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

29  Lost Paradise, Sydney, Australia
31  Falls Festival VIC, Murron (Victoria), Australia

2   Falls Festival NSW, Yelgun, Australia
4  Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia
5  Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia
6  Heaps Good Festival, Adelaide, Australia
8  Falls Festival WA, Perth, Australia
11  Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia
14  The Domain, Sydney, Australia

The Car artwork

‘The Car’ artwork, photo: Matt Helders

Photo Credit: Zackery Michael

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