Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner packed dozens of references to his native U.K. on the band's latest album because he was homesick while living in the U.S.
The Fluorescent Adolescent hitmakers headed to Los Angeles last year (10) to work on tracks for their fourth record, Suck It and See, hoping the California sunshine would influence their sound.
But Turner has confessed being so far from home had the opposite effect on his songwriting and he found himself penning tracks which were even "more English" than his previous efforts.
He tells Bbc 6 Music, "I wrote a lot of this last record in America and it sounds a lot more English than the last stuff I wrote. When you step away for a second you get a different perspective on it. It made me include a lot more colloquialisms and references to English things."