Arctic Monkeys won't rush record

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Arctic Monkeys insist they are in no hurry to start working on the follow-up album to 'AM'.

Arctic Monkeys aren't in a hurry to write a new album.

The 'R U Mine' rockers are still enjoying promoting last year's LP 'AM' and are not ready to move onto something new just yet.

Frontman Alex Turner said: "I've written a few things but I'm not in a hurry.

"We're going to keep going [with touring] until the summer and beyond that a little bit, maybe. I don't know.

"I wouldn't think it'll be too soon that e do the next one.

"It's been going really well in America and there's still a lot of s**t to do on this album. I don't feel, for once, that we need to rush and get on to the next thing. It seems like a good place to leave it for a minute."

The group will return to the UK this summer for a string of festival dates, headlining T in the Park and Reading & Leeds, and love playing the outdoor shows as they have such fond memories of past gigs at the sites.

Drummer Matt Helders told NME magazine: "It's almost how we started off. Some of my biggest memories are of the first time we did Leeds and Reading, and then obviously doing Glastonbury. Things like T in the Park have always been milestones, so it's good to be able to still do them."

Arctic Monkeys

The stomping Sheffield tykes have graduated from songs about chip shops and taxi ranks, but the ferocious singalong favourites of old should also make an appearance.

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