“Mark speaking!” – Arctic Monkeys appear to tease video for ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

Buckle up for some more brilliantly bizarre imagery…

Arctic Monkeys have shared a still from what appears to be the visuals for the track ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’. Check out the image below.

Alex Turner and co. released their divisive sixth album, ‘Tranquility Base…‘, in May. While there was no official lead single as such, a surreal, Stanley Kubrick-inspired clip was released for album highlight ‘Four Out Of Five’.

Now, the Sheffield lads have teased fans with what looks like their next music video. The screenshot shows Turner in a dimly-lit room as he takes a call on a retro-looking telephone. Many fans suspect that the frontman is portraying ‘Mark’ – the receptionist at the make-believe lunar hotel mentioned in the LP’s title track.

The song includes the lines “Good afternoon / Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino / Mark speaking / Please tell me how may I direct your call?

Earlier this month, the band performed a career-spanning set at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival. Reviewing the show, NME said: “The Monkeys’ set seemed calibrated to prove that despite the polarised critical reaction to most recent album, their new songs can easily match up to the greatest hits of their back catalogue.”

During a recent show in Lyon, Arctic Monkeys covered Elvis Costello’s ‘Lipstick Vogue‘, after it was revealed that the musician has undergone cancer surgery.

The band return to the UK for a huge arena tour in September. Find tickets here along with the full schedule.

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