Ahead of their bill topping appearance at Glastonbury Festival next week Arctic Monkeys release new track Do I Wanna Know? The band have done a good job of keeping this under raps before it appeared on their website and on iTunes earlier today (June 19th). The track is the first release since stand alone single R U Mine? back in February 2012 and marks the return to playing live and a busy summer of festival appearances across Europe.
A slow paced groove kicks the track off with blasts of desert rock guitar layered over the top whilst Alex Turner croons over the top, his vocal style has certainly come a long way since I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, the falsetto backing vocals work really well in contrast to the lead vocal.
Arctic Monkeys are one of the few mainstream bands pushing the boundaries at the moment and whilst this track is not exactly groundbreaking it certainly wets the appetite for the new album later in the year.
You can but Do I Wanna Know? now on itunes