NME have revealed the full details of the new Arctic Monkeys EP which will contain five tracks - four of them brand new.
The new EP entitled 'Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys' will be released on April 24 - only three months after their hugely successful debut album.
Already released on the LP back in January, 'The View From the Afternoon' will lead the EP and will be followed by four brand new songs.
The Tracklisting is as follows:
1. The View From The Afternoon
2. Cigarette Smoker Fiona
3. Departure Lounge
4. No Buses
5. Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys
So, although little to no details of these songs have been revealed yet, we can assume 'Cigarette Smoker Fiona' may be a newly edited version of old demo 'Cigarette Smoke' which is still among the top favourite tracks with Arctic Monkeys fans everywhere. And if the title doesn't say enough, Arctic Monkeys friend/legend/fan Queueman stated there is a line "Cigarette Smoke in Fiona's Eyes" in the song.
'From Despair To The Departure Lounge' was played solely by Alex in San Francisco on March 13 after bassist Andy's instrument temporarily failed, and details were given that the track was called 'Despair In The Departure Lounge' and a video download was made available here at Mardy Bum (Click Here) so it's pretty obvious that "Despair In The" has been replaced with "From Despair To The", although the official website does have the title as 'Despair In The Departure Lounge' as the title.
Fourth track 'No Buses' has never been mentioned but in an interview during the NME Awards tour, Alex mentioned that a reworking and renaming of old demo 'Wavin' Bye To the Train or Bus' had been made.
'Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys' was mentioned at the bottom of a Guardian article on the band way back on January 1, even before the release of 'When the Sun Goes Down' single and 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' album. Click Here to view it.
But what sets up more anticipation than anything else is the fact that we are still yet to hear recorded versions of the following, which were all tipped to be on the new EP:
- Leaving Before The Lights Come On - now a regular in the Arctic Monkeys live setlist.
- Do Me A Favour' - a follow-up of the girl in 'Mardy Bum'
- Three Episodes Where Someone Else Got In The Way
- I Wish You Would Have Smiled In The Bakery
EP technically stands for "Extended Play [disc]". It is a legacy term from the phonograph record days. As such an EP was (about) 8 inches in diameter and included about 5-7 songs. By contrast an "LP" for Extended Play was about 14 inches and held about 12 songs. EPs were not very popular with American record shops and the term is generally not understood by the American public. In America people just called an LP an 'album' or today a 'CD'.
ave to say'it...I am fukin obsessed wit dis band and that but I just hope that they keep to who they are and keep it real...if you watch the NME awards there are signs of something that is not them...please guys...keep it real and stay the same...I am a working class lad from up North and so are you....don't leave us!!!