We’ve been spoiled for choice of late when it comes to side-projects from members of established bands.
The latest addition was Simple Creatures, formed by members of Blink-182 and All Time Low, but we say was because there’s a new sheriff in town.
Said sheriff is, rather confusingly, called Good Cop Bad Cop, and it’s the latest addition to the Arctic Monkeys side-project canon.
While Alex Turner has The Last Shadow Puppets, Good Cop Bad Cop is the work of drummer Matt Helders.
It’s a collaboration with Joe Carnall, frontman of fellow Sheffield indie band Milburn, and the duo have unveiled new single ‘Silk & Leather’.
The partnership came about when Carnall, an old friend of Helders, sent his pal a couple of demos because he thought he’d be into it – the end product is a classy debut single which you can listen to here or below.
Helders has already branched out a little away from his Arctic Monkeys work, including a guest spot on The Last Shadow Puppets’ second album in 2016.
The US-based drummer has worked with artists ranging from Iggy Pop to Lady Gaga, guesting on Gaga’s 2016 album Joanne.
Meanwhile, Milburn returned in 2016 after a hiatus of close to a decade, releasing third album Time the following year.
‘Silk & Leather’ is the first track from Good Cop Bad Cop - a self-titled album follows on 29 March, which you can preorder here.
(Images: Good Cop Bad Cop)