And Finally

Alex Turner eyes Bond job

By | Published on Thursday 17 March 2011

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkey Alex Turner has said he’d fancy writing a James Bond theme, if the opportunity arose.

Speaking to BBC 6music about his soundtrack for new Richard Ayoade-directed film, ‘Submarine’, Turner said: “I don’t think of this as a soundtrack. I just wrote a few tunes and they happened to fit. I don’t think I’d be very good at doing the soundtrack for ‘Transformers’ or anything like that”.

However, asked if he’d do a Bond theme: “I’d love to do a tune for Bond. Definitely”.

Of course, his Last Of The Shadow Puppets project with Miles Kane would lend itself to Bond. However, his ‘Submarine’ EP was described by one member of the CMU team as “a bit wet” yesterday, which is less what they’d be looking for, I think.