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Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner for spoken word release

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner will release a recording of him reading an original short story, ‘The Choice Of Three’, on October 13.

The recording of the reading of the story, written by Turner, will appear on a compilation helmed by his band-mate, drummer Matt Helders, as part of the ‘Late Night Tales’ compilation series.

As previously-reported, Matt Helders’ ‘Late Night Tales’ compilation will feature songs from the likes of Roots Manuva, The Rapture and The Coral.

Turner’s spoken-word piece will close the album.

The story begins: “In the tunnel I noticed I had a choice of three. While I thought it very kind of them to offer me this I do wonder if they realised what a dilemma they were sending to face me.

“The trouble was if I looked at your reflection in the left window I missed the actual image of you and your reflection in the right, and if I looked at the right I had the same problem the other way around.”

Turner will read a sequel to the story at the launch party of the album, at north London’s Lock Tavern on October 19.