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Exclusive: 7 things we learned from Alex Turner about new Arctic Monkeys album The Car
Arctic Monkeys

Exclusive: 7 things we learned from Alex Turner about new Arctic Monkeys album The Car

What has Alex Turner been reading? How will it sound? Why did they record in an old monastery? The Big Issue went to Budapest with Arctic Monkeys as they prepare to release new LP The Car. Here’s what we learned

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Uncovering the real Keith Richards

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The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue

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In opera Violet, time becomes elastic and society crumbles

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To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.