Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner contributes music to Sundance film Submarine

Even more Sundance meets music news:  It’s beginning to look a lot like CoS might have to add Utah’s Sundance Film Film Festival to the Festival Outlook page. We’ve already reported on news that both The Beastie Boys and The National have their hands on film projects, but now our friends at TwentyFourBit have discovered that the a certain Arctic Monkey will have new music featured in Richard Ayoade’s first feature-length film, Submarine.

The flick is an adaptation of a Joe Dunthorne novel about 15-year-old self-obsessed boy whose perception of the world is quite wrong, and while we’re sure the film will be good, Ayoade – who also directed several Arctic Monkeys music videos – seems to be excited about the soundtrack, too. “The music is very good,” he said in an interview: “A very good composer – Andrew Hewitt – did the score, and Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys did five new songs, and I think they’re very good.”

What’s even better is that the news confirms a July report that Turner hooked up with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford to produce the new songs. Ford is said to have mixed the tracks, but news regarding a release date for a soundtrack is nowhere to be found. Your first crack at the movie comes on January 22nd during a screening at the Prospector Square Theatre in Park City, Utah. Ticketing information is available at Sundance’s official website, and the interview with Ayoade is available for your viewing pleasure below.


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