If you thought the Arctic Monkeys had enough of Josh Homme when the latter produced their 2009 album ‘Humbug,’ think again. It turns out that the Queens of the Stone Age overseer has joined forces with the Sheffield quartet for their upcoming album, ‘Suck It and See.’
This time Homme’s role is a minor one — he sings backing vocals on one song, ‘All My Own Stunts.’ Production chores for the new disc, which come out on June 6, were handled by Klaxons/Peaches veteran James Ford.
According to the Monkey’s frontman Alex Turner, the new record will be decidedly “song-based.” Speaking in the May issue of Q, Turner explained, “We used to always try and not go down that route before, because it had been done. But there’s a reason why they’re the classic structures.”
There’s still no word on a lead single for the album, which was recorded at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. However earlier this month, the band dropped an excerpt, ‘Brick by Brick,’ as a teaser to what its fourth studio project will sound like.
Meanwhile, the band has a busy summer planned, playing alongside the Strokes, Arcade Fire and Primal Scream at the Benicassim Festival. The group has also been confirmed for Oxegen 2011, the 2011 V Festival and Rock Werchter events. Arctic Monkeys will also launch the album by headlining a pair of headlining shows with support from the Vaccines among others at the Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield on June 10 and 11.