Arctic Monkeys side project desperately seeking name
According to an NME article Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner’s side project is nearing completion. The album, made in partnership with Miles Kane of The Rascals, should be wrapped by the end of the year and ready to climb the charts by early next year. However, the project and album are still unnamed. Not that the lack of a name should be much of a problem for a guy from a band that hit number one in England with nothing more than a song in their heart and a Myspace page.
The unnamed duo is joined by British uber-producer and Simian Mobile Disco member James Ford who helped put the anonymous album together and provided drums, bass, and keyboard on some tracks. Other songs feature the backing sounds of Final Fantasy, who you may recognize from stints pulling strings on the Arcade Fire album. In a BBC 6 Music article, Ford confessed that the group played ping pong, ate cheese and drank red wine while recording in France. Perhaps they were too busy playing wine pong to make time to think of a name? Arctic Rascals? Mobile Monkey Rascals? Simian Rascal Arctic Fantasy? Just pick a name already!