Arctic Monkeys share live version of ‘505’ and fans think they're recording new music

Virgin Radio

19 Nov 2020, 17:38

We could do with some good news for 2020, and eagle-eyed Arctic Monkeys fans think they've got proof that the band are making new music.

It happened when drummer Matt Helders was pictured in a recording studio. Photographer Andreas Neumann posted the snap on Instagram, and fans have gone into a frenzy of hopeful speculation.

He captioned it: "Loved seeing you brother @matthelders xoxo " tagging the drummer, but also tagged the Arctic Monkeys account in the photo, leading fans to hope that new music might be coming from the Sheffield indie-rockers.

However, Helders has also worked with Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme before, and photographer Neumann often works with Josh. The plot thickens. If true, it'll be the first new music since 2018's

Elsewhere, Arctic Monkeys have shared a live version of '505' from their performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

It comes ahead of the release of their new live album,  They performed there back in 2018, with proceeds from the gig going to WarChild.

Proceeds from this album will also be donated to the charity, who support children who have lived through war and unimaginable circumstances.

The record features 20 live tracks and will be available to download as well as on CD and vinyl.

It's due to be released on December 4th and fans are very excited. 

Great tunes, and all for a good cause. What's not to love?