Arctic Monkeys just announced a bunch of extra North American tour dates, and the first review/ bio for the new album was buried below the links for the new shows.
The review (taken from the June 2018 issue of Uncut, written by John Robinson) teases the band's new sound by revealing the lyrics fans will be singing back at live shows, and calling it a “a brave reinvention”. It claims that it's the band's first record “you can imagine anyone sampling.”
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino ups the ante in a big way; it is a bold and brilliant album reflecting Turner’s ever more comprehensive creative vision. It’s like he’s directing a noir film about a moon colony resort where the nightclub house band is the Arctic Monkeys; he’s pictured every detail, even if he’s only willing to give away a few evocative hints. “It’s got more chords. And space shit,” is how Turner puts it.