Arctic Monkeys’ New Album Won’t Take Five Years, talking to Matt Helders:

MF: Will it be another five years before we see another Arctic Monkeys record?

MH: I don’t think so. I think that break was based on various circumstances and that was sort of what we needed at the time. But it’s not a pattern we’re going to get used to as a band. We like being in the studio. We’re keen on making albums.

MF: Do you have any other interesting projects on the boil at the moment or is your focus purely upon the Arctic Monkeys?

MH: I haven’t really got anything that’s in the workings. This is occupying my time now. I’ve just had a bit of a break obviously but that was to recoup, be a normal person for a bit. But yeah, Arctic Monkeys is the focus at the moment.