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Essential Music NewsArctic Monkeys Drummer Says New Album Will 'Hopefully' Be Released This Year

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That's some good news: Arctic Monkeys will probably release a new album this year! Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders spoke with a fan during a concert and told him the good news.

Arctic Monkeys fan Will Franco attended a concert of Royal Blood in Los Angeles. At that gig he met Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders and posted this happy picture of the meeting on Instagram: 

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No news yet, but then somebody in the comments asks if he checked whether there was some news around a new Arctic Monkeys album. Will Franco responded that he did asked that question. Matt Helders answered that 'hopefully by the end of the year' they'll come up with a new album. Yes! Check out the conversation in the comments: 

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Okay, nothing official there, but in earlier social media updates and interviews Arctic Monkeys already announced that they are working on a new album. We also know that singer Alex Turner did put his work with The Last Shadow Puppets on hold. 'Till this conversation on Instagram we had no idea what and when to expect something from the British band. But now we do. Hopefully we can already enjoy album number 6 this Christmas! Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date. 

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