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Arctic Monkeys sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy last week  announcing the release date of their eagerly anticipated sixth album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’.

The band took to Twitter on Thursday to make the announcement. The tweet revealed that the album will be released on Friday 11th May,  alongside a short teaser video, as you can see here:

The clip doesn’t give too much away. It features what looks like part of a model space station you’d expect to find in an early episode of Star Trek from the 1960s. ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ then flies in over the top in true Star Wars opening titles style, with what could be an audio bite from the album playing in the background.

Artwork for the album has been released, this is how it looks:

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base & Hotel

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base & Hotel

This will be the first album Alex Turner and his comrades have released in five years, the last being ‘AM’ which they graced us with back in September of 2013.

In a press release, the band’s record label said the album “finds the band intent on continuing to explore new musical terrain with each album. ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ ups the ante in a big way; it is a bold and brilliant album reflecting Turner’s ever more comprehensive creative vision.”

The full track listing was also released which is as follows:

  1. Star Treatment
  2. One Point Perspective
  3. American Sports
  4. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  5. Golden Trunks
  6. Four Out Of Five
  7. The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
  8. Science Fiction
  9. She Looks Like Fun
  10. Batphone
  11. The Ultracheese

The boys from Sheffield will be playing a number of headline gigs and festivals worldwide from May through to August.

More information can be found at http://www.arcticmonkeys.com/

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