Having released their sixth album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino to critical acclaim in May, Arctic Monkeys have just announced the release of the title track on 7″ vinyl. The single comes with the previously unreleased b-side Anyways.
The band have also shared a 12 minute short film titled Warp Speed Chic that was shot while the album was being recorded. The film was previously shown as part of the band’s AM:ZM exhibitions (with photographer Zackery Michael) in London and Sheffield.. Watch the full film below.
Filmmaker Ben Chappell comments on making Warp Speed Chic:
After spending a year documenting Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino I wanted to try and pull it all together in a short film. I spent a few weeks with the band in France documenting the recording process with my 16mm camera in September 2017. At that point I was still only hearing bits and pieces of the tunes as they were being recorded. Nearly a year later I was on stage with them in Lyon France shooting some of those same tunes. When the film came back from the lab I put the live songs next to my shots of them recording and found it to be quite nice. With that as a starting point, I then used James Ford’s instrumental mixes of the album and put an assortment of the images we created for this album overtop giving a glimpse into the last year and the full progression of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
The Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino 7″ is available to preorder from the band’s webstore. It includes an MP3 download card and will be available as of November 30th.
Arctic Monkeys – Warp Speed Chic (full film)