The Arctic Monkeys are doing something that few bands would ever think about doing -- putting their documentary online, for free, for all to view.
That documentary, “Warp Speed Chic,” was released on Oct. 16, and it features a behind the scenes look at the making of the band’s newest LP, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. According to Pitchfork, the documentary was directed by Ben Chapple, and, along with footage of the band in the studio, Chapple also grabbed some shots of the band’s tour.
“Warp Speed Chic” is a very interesting look at what it is like to record an album. It’s a grueling process that takes a lot of planning, a lot of time, and a lot of energy that will be there on some days, and will have to be mustered on others. The end reward, however, is a record that group members and their fans can be proud of, and that’s what the Arctic Monkeys are striving to achieve with Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
In addition to the short film, the band also released a new single, which has a b-side to it called “Anyways.” That single is scheduled to be released on Nov. 30, and until then, check out the short documentary above.