Black Treacle

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For the syrup the song is named for, see Treacle.
"Black Treacle"
Single by Arctic Monkeys
from the album Suck It and See
B-side "You and I"
Released 23 January 2012
Format 7", Digital download
Genre Indie rock, dream pop
Length 3:35
Label Domino
Writer(s) Alex Turner
Producer(s) James Ford
Arctic Monkeys singles chronology
"Suck It and See"
(2011)
"Black Treacle"
(2012)
"R U Mine?"
(2012)

"Black Treacle" is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, released as the fourth single from their fourth studio album Suck It and See and was released as a digital download and a 7" vinyl on 23 January 2012. The single was limited to only 1500 copies.

The 7" vinyl features only one B-side titled "You and I" and is credited to Richard Hawley and The Death Ramps. The Death Ramps is a pseudonym previously adopted by the band when they released "The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala" single and a limited edition vinyl with "Teddy Picker" b-sides "Nettles" and "The Death Ramps" back in 2007.

A promo video was made for "You and I" which consists of footage while recording the song at the studio and of the band riding motorbikes on the peaks outside Sheffield near Dore.[1] The music video for the single premiered on 5 January 2012 and for "You and I" premiered on 23 January 2012 on YouTube.

Track listing[edit]

7" & Digital Download
No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Black Treacle"   Alex Turner 3:35
2. "You and I"   Cook, Hawley, Helders, O'Malley, Turner, 3:26

Personnel[edit]

Arctic Monkeys[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011-2012) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 173
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[3] 21
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 25
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch Arctic Monkeys' video for new track 'You and I'". NME. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  3. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Indie Chart.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Arctic Monkeys – Black Treacle" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Arctic Monkeys – Black Treacle" (in French). Ultratop 50.

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