Are Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys recording their new album?

The Arctic Monkeys.
The Arctic Monkeys.

Rumours are growing that Sheffield rockers the Arctic Monkeys are in the studio to record their sixth album.

Fans are speculating as to whether or not the band are in the studio recording their new album, after a series of photos were shared on social media.

It was previously reported that the band had reunited to start work on their sixth album in their native Sheffield just before Christmas.

Now, fans are excited about progress on the new record after Matt Helders shared a photo of his drum kit surrounded by microphones.

Last month also saw photographer Daniele Cavalli post images of lead singer Alex Turner seemingly recording a piano take, as well as other photos of members of the band hanging out in Los Angeles.

Any album will be the band's first since AM in 2013.