Arctic Monkeys' Drummer Matt Helders Planning To Release Solo Album

9 October 2018, 11:40 | Updated: 9 October 2018, 11:45

Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders planning solo album
Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders planning solo album. Picture: Getty Images

Arctic Monkeys' drummer Matt Helders has revealed that he's currently working on a solo album.

Speaking on 'The Trap Set' podcast, Matt discussed his future plans to release music outside of the band.

Asked about the project, Matt said: "I think I’m getting to a point now in which the style has developed and what I want to do is more clear to me than it was before."

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However, he says he wants to give it some time before he decides to go public with the project.

"I feel like I’ve got to do a certain amount before it’s deserved in way. I don’t want to do it too soon and then regret it, like ‘Oh, I shouldn’t have made that kind of record'," Matt explained.

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“I will do it. It’s like figuring out why as well. Like ‘Why do I even want to do that? Why do I want to make a record? What’s it for? I just like the process of creating it. Maybe it’s more because I’m not writing the lyrics, so it’s fine that I do that."

The drummer continued: "When you’re writing a record and you’re putting yourself out there, a lot of people need a reason to want to hear a ‘message’ or ‘hear my opinion on this’."

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Arctic Monkeys In Concert - Atlanta, Georgia. Picture: Getty

“That’s why I’m not that interested in the lyrics side of it yet. I want to make a lot of music and that sounds cool."

Arctic Monkeys released their sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino earlier this year and are currently on tour in North America.

The band are among the names rumoured to be headlining next year's Glastonbury Festival 2019.