Ahead of the release of their hotly anticipated sixth full-length effort, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Arctic Monkeys have announced the opening of a Sydney pop up store this week, featuring a slew of film screenings for fans to indulge in.
The pop up will open on release day, this Friday 11th May and will give fans the opportunity to purchase limited edition versions of the album as well as exclusive merch items. The band have also selected five of their favourite films to screen, including Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation – it’s possible the soundtracks, aesthetics and themes of the films could give us a clue as to what to expect from the new record.
The band haven’t revealed too many clues regarding what the album might sound like, however, early reviews have revealed that it is a clear departure from the guitar-based work the band is famous for, with a heavy emphasis on jazz and easy listening influences. It’s also been revealed that the lyrical content will focus heavily on “science fiction”, modern politics and religion – a move that could prove to be a little divisive amongst fans of Alex Turner’s tales of romantic pursuits.
Last week the band debuted the tracks ‘American Sports’, ‘Four out of Five’, ‘One Point Perspective’ and ‘She Looks Like Fun’ live in San Diego, giving fans the first real taste of what they can expect from the follow up to 2013’s excellent AM.
Arctic Monkeys Sydney Pop-Up
Golden Age Cinema & Bar
Store Opening Hours
Friday 11th May: 11:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday 12th May: 11:00am – 8:30pm
6:00pm: ‘Le Cercle Rouge’ – Directed by Jean-Pierre Mellville
9:00pm: ‘The Conversation’ – Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
2:00pm: ‘L’eclisse’ – Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
5:00pm: ‘The Last Waltz’ – Directed by Martin Scorsese
7:30pm: ‘Inherent Vice’ – Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson