NEW SINGLE : ARCTIC MONKEYS launch ‘THERE’D BETTER BE A MIRRORBALL’ – first track from forthcoming new album ‘THE CAR’ (out 21st October)

Photo © Zackery Michael 2022

‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’

Arctic Monkeys have launched ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’, the first track from their forthcoming new album, ‘The Car’ which is set for release on Friday 21st October.  

The video was directed by Alex Turner. 

Stream ‘There’d Better Be A Mirrorball’ HERE.

The band’s seventh studio album, ‘The Car’ features ten new songs written by Alex Turner and produced by James Ford. 

Following 2018’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’, ‘The Car’ finds Arctic Monkeys running wild in a new and sumptuous musical landscape and contains some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turner’s career.

The deluxe LP will be available on limited grey vinyl with a tip on sleeve and mounted gloss cover image via the AM Official Store and Domino Mart.

An exclusive, custard coloured LP will be available at independent record shops and HMV stores.

‘The Car’ will also be available on standard LP, CD, cassette and digitally. 

You can pre-order the album here

The tracklisting for ‘The Car’ is as follows:

There’d Better Be A Mirrorball

I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am

Sculptures Of Anything Goes

Jet Skis On The Moat

Body Paint

The Car

Big Ideas

Hello You

Mr Schwartz

Perfect Sense

‘The Car’ album artwork – photo © Matt Helders 2022

The band will be playing the following headline and festival shows:


1          Cala Mijas Festival, Malaga, Spain

2          Kalorama, Lisbon, Portugal

4          Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland

16        Life Is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada, US

18        Primavera Sound, Los Angeles, California, US


4          Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5          Primavera Sound, São Paulo, Brazil

8          Pedreira Paulo Leminsk, Curitiba, Brazil

10        Kilk Fest, Asunción, Paraguay

12        Primavera Sound, Santiago de Chile, Chile

13        Primavera Sound, Buenos Aires, Argentina

15        Arena 1, Lima, Peru

17        Coliseo Live, Bogota, Colombia

19        Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, Mexico


29        Lost Paradise, Sydney, Australia

31        Falls Festival VIC, Murron (Victoria), Australia


2          Falls Festival NSW, Yelgun, Australia

4          Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia

5          Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia

6          Heaps Good Festival, Adelaide, Australia

8          Falls Festival WA, Perth, Australia

11        Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia

14        The Domain, Sydney, Australia

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