Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders Says The Band Would Stop Before They Lost It
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.06.2013
No tarnishing their image...
In an interview with NME, Matt Helders, drummer of the Arctic Monkeys said that he thinks the band would call it quits before they lost their touch.
He said: "I'd like to think we'd stop before we saw it going that way [losing it]. I don't know how it would be overnight, unless one of us had some kind of scandal. No, I know. I mean, you can say it all you like – 'We'll stop when we're not good any more, or it's not fun, or we're not making good records.' We can say that all the time, but you probably don't know, that's the thing."
Alex Turner said that he was not likely to hit a creative burnout any time soon, even though he's the only one who didn't have a break since they signed a record deal. When the rest of the band had time off in 2008, he was working with Miles Kane on The Last Shadow Puppets.
He said: "Maybe I'll arrive at that point sooner rather than later. To be quite honest though, it's not seemed like there's been no gaps in it, even though the albums have come out pretty quick. I don't have time to worry about that, to tell you the truth. I think there's always that thing... maybe it will just, like, disappear? And I could do some gardening or something?"
The band are currently streaming their fifth album AM on iTunes before its release on September 9. The album includes songs like "R U Mine?" and "Do I Wanna Know?" and guests including Josh Homme and former member of The Coral, Bill Ryder-Jones.