Arctic Monkeys have published a video on YouTube showing them rehearsing new material during a recording session for their latest album.

The band are seen playing a previously unheard track at the London studio plus a cover version of Lady GaGa's Poker Face.

The band's drummer Matt Helders narrates over the video, which also includes footage of a protest outside the Royal Bank of Scotland that he came across with bassist Nick O'Malley during a walk through central London.

Talking about the new album, Helders said: "We're just in rehearsals at the moment, in preparation for a spot of recording. We're gonna be away in New York finishing off the album, a few more songs to do.

"I dunno how many [songs] we've got to record, but we've done a few quite different songs to what we might have done in the sessions in the desert [with Josh Homme]. So it's gonna be interesting."

20/03/2009 13:27:09