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Arctic Monkeys LP May "Shock" Fans, Claims Producer
Ben Hewitt , July 29th, 2009 07:01

James Ford talks Humbug

Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford has claimed that the band's new album Humbug may shock fans of the Sheffield group.

Speaking about the album, which is released on August 24, he told Gigwise: "It's a really great record. A lot slower, deeper and desert like. Really great lyrics and melodies, I think anyone who only liked the first album might be a bit shocked.

"They're trying to be an interesting and creative band and move things forward and they're a talented enough band to achieve that."

Ford, who co-produced Humbug with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, added: "Alex's song writing has grown from the Last Shadow Puppets record but the whole band and their parts work well. It's a heavy record but still slow and it's definitely got a cinematic feel to it too."

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