The Arctic Monkeys have always excelled in surprising their fans with new and innovative sounds from their albums. The release of Humbug in 2009 showed their diversity to create a new timbre, leading on from their second album Favourite Worst Nightmares. The hard hitting upbeat indie rock sound that had been present on previous releases, was replaced by an almost psychedelic slow ambient sound. Produced by Josh Homme, the album confidently dispatched an array of trippy sounds accompanied by song writing of the highest standard. With the hype surrounding them at the time, it is safe to say that this was a bold statement which ultimately cemented the group in indie music history.