Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are an english indie rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner ( lead vocals, rhythm guitar ), Jamie Cook ( go guitar, backing vocals ), Nick O’Malley ( bass, backing vocals ), and Matt Helders ( drums, backing vocals ). Former band penis Andy Nicholson ( freshwater bass guitar, backing vocals ) left the dance band in 2006 concisely after its debut album was released .
They have released five studio apartment albums : Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not ( 2006 ), Favourite Worst Nightmare ( 2007 ), Humbug ( 2009 ), Suck It and See ( 2011 ) and AM ( 2013 ), american samoa well as one live album, At the Apollo ( 2008 ) .
Their introduction album is the fastest-selling debut album in british music history by a ring, surpassing Elastica ‘s self-titled album. [ 7 ] The band have won seven Brit Awards —winning both Best British Group and Best British Album three times, and has twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] They besides won the Mercury Prize in 2006 for their debut album, in addition to receiving nominations in 2007 and 2013. [ 10 ] The band have headlined at the Glastonbury Festival doubly, in 2007 and again in 2013 .
arctic Monkeys were heralded as one of the first base bands to come to public attention via the Internet ( through fan-based sites rather than from the band ), with commentators suggesting they represented the possibility of a change in the manner in which new bands are promoted and marketed. [ 11 ]

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[edit ] early years and record deal ( 2002–05 )

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The band began rehearsing at Yellow Arch Studios in Neepsend, [ 12 ] and played its first gig on 13 June 2003 at The Grapes in Sheffield city center. [ 13 ] After a few performances in 2003, the band began to record show at 2fly studios [ 14 ] in Sheffield. 17 songs were demoed in all and the collection, immediately known as Beneath the Boardwalk, was burned on to CDs to give away at gigs, which were promptly file-shared amongst fans. The name Beneath the Boardwalk originated when the foremost batch of demos were sent around. The beginning sender, wanting to classify the demonstration, named them after where he received them, the Boardwalk. lento, as more demos were spread, they were all classified under this name. This has led to many people falsely believing that Beneath the Boardwalk was an early on album, or that the early demonstration were all released under this title. The group did not mind the distribution, saying “ we never made those demos to make money or anything. We were giving them away unblock anyhow – that was a better way for people to hear them. ” [ 15 ] When asked about the popularity of the band ‘s MySpace site in an interview with Prefix Magazine, the band said that they were unaware what it was, and that the site had originally been created by their fans. [ 15 ]
The ring began to grow in popularity across the north of England, [ 16 ] receiving attention from BBC Radio and the british yellow journalism press. A local amateur photographer, Mark Bull, filmed the ring ‘s performances and made the music video ” Fake Tales of San Francisco “, releasing it on his web site, [ 15 ] alongside the contents of Beneath the Boardwalk – a collection of the band ‘s songs which he named after a local music venue. In May 2005, Arctic Monkeys released their first unmarried, Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys on their own ‘Bang Bang ‘ label, featuring the songs “ Fake Tales of San Francisco ” and “ From the Ritz to the Rubble ”. This publish was limited to 500 CDs and 1,000 7 ” records, but was besides available to download from the iTunes Music Store. Soon after, the isthmus played at the Carling Stage of the Reading and Leeds Festivals, reserved for less known or unsigned bands. Their appearance was hyped by much of the music wardrobe and the ring was watched by an unusually large crowd .
finally, they were signed to Domino in June 2005. The band said they were attracted to the DIY ethic of Domino owner Laurence Bell, who ran the label from his flat and only signed bands that he liked personally. [ 17 ] The UK ‘s Daily Star reported that this was followed in October by a £ 1 million publish deal with EMI and a £725,000 condense with Epic Records for the United States. [ 18 ] Arctic Monkeys denied this on their web site, dubbing the newspaper “ The Daily Stir ”. however, Domino had licensed the Australian and New Zealand publish rights to EMI and the japanese rights to independent label Hostess. [ 16 ] Their first single with Domino, “ I Bet You Look good on the Dancefloor “, was released on 17 October 2005 and went uncoiled to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, beating Sugababes and Robbie Williams. Two weeks previous to this, it made its foremost appearance on the binding of NME. Their second individual, “ When the Sun Goes Down “ ( previously titled “ Scummy ” ), released on 16 January 2006, besides went straight to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, selling 38,922 copies and taking over that place from Shayne Ward. The isthmus ‘s success with little commercialize or advertise led some to suggest that it could signal a change in how new bands achieve recognition. [ 11 ]

Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006) [edit ] ( 2006 )

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main article : Whatever People Say I Am, That ‘s What I ‘m not [ 1 ] Arctic Monkeys performing hot in 2006 The band finished recording their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire in September 2005 with Jim Abbiss producing. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not became the fastest sell introduction album in UK chart history, selling 363,735 copies in the first workweek. [ 19 ] This smashed the previous record of 306,631 copies held by Popstars by Hear ’ Say, and sold more copies on its foremost day alone – 118,501 – than the rest of the Top 20 albums combined. [ 20 ] The binding sleeve of Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, showing Chris McClure, a friend of the band smoking a cigarette, was criticised by the head of the NHS in Scotland for “ reinforcing the idea that smoke is oklahoma ”. [ 21 ] The effigy on the candle itself is a shot of an ashtray full of cigarettes. The band ‘s product director denied the accusation, and suggested the diametric – “ You can see from the trope smoke is not doing him the world of good. ” [ 21 ]
The read was released a month late in the US on February 21, 2006 [ 22 ] and entered at No. 24 on the Billboard album chart after it sold 34,000 units in its first week, making it the second fastest selling for a debut indie rock candy album in America. [ 23 ] however, US sales for the first gear year did not match those of the first workweek in the UK for the album. US critics were more reserved about the isthmus than their UK counterparts, and appeared unwilling to be drawn into the possibility of “ even another case of the UK ‘s press over-hyping new bands ”. [ 24 ] however, the band ‘s June 2006 go of North America received critical acclaim at each end [ 25 ] [ 26 ] [ 27 ] – the ballyhoo surrounding them “ prove to exist for beneficial reason ”. [ 28 ] interim, the UK ‘s NME magazine declared the band ‘s debut album the “ fifth greatest british album of all time ”. [ 29 ] It besides equalled the record of The Strokes and Oasis at the 2006 NME Awards, winning three fan-voted awards for Best British Band, Best New Band and Best Track for “ I Bet You Look good on the Dancefloor ” .
Arctic Monkeys wasted no time in recording modern material, and released a five-track EP on 24 April 2006, titled Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?. Due to its distance, the EP was ineligible to chart as a UK single or album. furthermore, the record ‘s graphic language has resulted in significantly less radio receiver airplay than former records, although this was not a report concern according to an insider – “ since they made their mention on the Internet … they do n’t care if they do n’t get radio act ”. [ 30 ] The publish of the EP Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? just three months after their record-breaking debut album has been criticised by some, who have seen it as “ money-grabbing ” and “ cash in on their success ”. [ 31 ] The band countered that it regularly releases new music not to make money, but to avoid the “ boredom ” of “ outgo three years touring on one album ”. [ 32 ]
soon after the handout of the EP in the UK, the band announced that Andy Nicholson would not take separate in the band ‘s extroverted North America tour ascribable to fatigue from “ an intensifier time period of touring ”. [ 33 ] On returning to the UK, Nicholson confirmed that he would leave Arctic Monkeys and start his own project. He besides said that he could n’t deal with the set ‘s fame and the success over the former six months. In a affirmation on their official web site, the band said : “ We are sad to tell everyone that Andy is no longer with the band ”, besides confirmed that Nick O’Malley – erstwhile bassist with The Dodgems who had drafted in as irregular bassist for the tour – would continue as bassist for the rest of their summer tour schedule. [ 34 ] curtly after, Nick O’Malley was confirmed as the formal successor for Nicholson .
Arctic Monkeys ‘ first dismissal without Nicholson, the unmarried “ Leave Before the Lights Come On “, came on 14 August 2006. Turner said that the birdcall was one of the survive songs he wrote before their rise to fame, and suggested that “ it feels very much like it could be on the album ”. [ 35 ] Peaking at No. 4 in the UK, the single became the ring ‘s beginning failure to reach No. 1. The ring was re-united at the Leeds Festival when Nicholson met up with his former band mates and his substitute bassist, O’Malley. [ 36 ] entirely the original band members, minus Nicholson, were portray at the award ceremony when Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not won the 2006 Mercury Prize two weeks late. [ 37 ]

Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) [edit ] ( 2007 )

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independent article : Favourite Worst Nightmare The ring ‘s second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare, was released on 23 April 2007, a week after the turn of accompanying single “ Brianstorm “. Like its harbinger, Favourite Worst Nightmare besides went straight to No. 1 in the album charts. Turner described the songs as “ very different from last time ”, adding that the sound of some tracks are “ a snatch full-on – a bite like “ From the Ritz to the Rubble ”, “ The view from the Afternoon ”, that sort of thing. ” [ 38 ] A unavowed spear played at Sheffield ‘s Leadmill on 10 February 2007, debuted seven new songs ( six from Favourite Worst Nightmare and one early ). [ 39 ] early reviews of the liberation were positivist, and described it as “ very, very fast and very, identical brassy. ” [ 40 ]
interim, the dance band continued to pick up awards from around the world, namely the ‘Best New Artist in the United States ‘ at the PLUG Independent Music Awards, the “ Album of the year ” awards in Japan, Ireland and the US, awards for “ Best album ” and “ Best Music DVD ” for the short-circuit film “ Scummy Man “ at the 2007 NME Awards. [ 41 ] It ended the year by clinching the “ Best british Band ” and “ Best british album ” at the 2008 BRIT Awards. For the second year in a row, the set was nominated for the annual Mercury Prize, although it failed to match its feat of 2006 after the award went to Klaxons ‘ Myths of the Near Future .
On 29 April 2007, the day Favourite Worst Nightmare charted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart, all 12 tracks from the album charted in the top 200 of the UK Singles Chart. On 27 April 2007 it had a entire of 18 tracks in the Top 200. “ Fluorescent Adolescent “ and “ 505 ” charted in the top 75, at No. 60 and No. 74 respectively. The band late released “ fluorescent adolescent ” as a unmarried, and it charted at No. 5, after debuting the song live on The Jonathan Ross Show .
The third base single from Favourite Worst Nightmare, “ Teddy Picker “, was released on 3 December 2007. It charted at No. 20 and remained entirely one week in the top 40 staying in this position, making it the lowest chart unmarried for the isthmus so far. anterior to this release the band released an extremely limited number of 250 vinyl under the pseudonym The Death Ramps containing two of the b-sides from the “ Teddy Picker ” single .
Arctic Monkeys headlined the Glastonbury Festival on 22 June 2007, the highlights of which were aired on BBC2. During their headline act, the band performed with Dizzee Rascal and Simian Mobile Disco and covered Shirley Bassey ‘s “ Diamonds Are Forever “. [ 42 ] The ring besides played a big gig at Dublin ‘s Malahide Castle on 16 June 2007, with a second base date added the play along day. [ 43 ] The band was besides slated to play the Austin City Limits Music Festival in September 2007. other european festivals include Rock Werchter in 2007. The band played two shows at Cardiff International Arena on 19 and 20 June 2007 supported by local friends of the isthmus, Reverend and the Makers. It besides played two London gigs at Alexandra Palace on 8 and 9 December 2007. On 1 September 2007 the band insisted on taking a working vacation to Ibiza where it played what turned out to be the final ever full populate Ibiza Rocks testify in Bar M ( now Ibiza Rocks Bar ). The band performed in front of 700 people in the bar by the beach whilst many thousands lined the beach outside unable to get a slate – The Sun described this concert as the “ rock consequence of the summer ” state that “ most people left saying they had precisely witnessed the best gig of their lives ”. [ 44 ] The band played their last show of the go on 17 December 2007 at Manchester Apollo, which was filmed for the live DVD ‘At The Apollo ‘ which was released in film the following class .

Humbug (2008–10) [edit ] ( 2008–10 )

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main article : Humbug ( album ) After a abbreviated suspension during which Alex Turner toured and recorded with his side visualize The last Shadow Puppets, the band recorded a sum of 24 songs ; 12 in the Rancho De La Luna recording sessions with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age in early fall, 2008, and 12 in the New York sessions with James Ford in give, 2009, following their January tour of New Zealand and Australia. During this enlistment, moderate one “ Crying Lightning “, along with Humbug songs “ Pretty Visitors ”, “ dangerous Animals ”, and “ Potion Approaching ” ( then known as “ Go-Kart ” ), was debuted alive. It was late revealed by Matt Helders in a video recording diary that the album would consist of 14 tracks and that Alex Turner would stay in New York to oversee the mix of the fabric. [ 45 ] however, the final tracklisting, revealed on 1 June 2009, listed only 10. [ 46 ]
In a preview article on ClashMusic.com, writer Simon Harper claimed that the isthmus had “ wholly defy any expectations or presumptions to explore the depths they can reach when stepping foot outside their accept styles, ” and that “ Turner is his usual eloquent self, but has decidedly graduated into an incomparable writer whose themes twist and turn through stories and allegories so potent and profound it actually leaves one breathless ”. [ 47 ] On the like locate, Alex Turner revealed that the band had listened to Nick Cave, Jimi Hendrix, and Cream while writing the newly album, the title of which would be Humbug. [ 48 ] Humbug was released on 19 August 2009, and, like both of its predecessors, the album went straight to No. 1 .
As announced on Arctic Monkeys ‘ web site, the beginning single was “ Crying Lightning “, released on 6 July, digitally through iTunes and besides received its first radio premier on the same day. On 12 July 2009, the single “ Crying Lightning ” debuted at total 12 in the UK Singles Chart and issue 1 on the UK Indie Chart. The second individual, “ cornerstone “, was released on 16 November 2009 to much critical acclaim, but failed to replicate the same achiever that every anterior Arctic Monkeys one had, reaching a top out at position 94 on the UK singles chart. [ 49 ] It was announced in February 2010 that the third base and final one to be taken from Humbug would be “ My Propeller “, released on 22 March, concisely before a one off UK indicate at the Royal Albert Hall in hold of the Teenage Cancer Trust on 27 March.

Arctic Monkeys embarked on the inaugural peg of the cosmopolitan Humbug Tour in January 2009 and went on to headline 2009 ‘s Reading and Leeds Festivals. During this performance, it played a number of songs from Humbug, plus older tracks and a cover of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ‘ “ Red Right Hand “. It was besides the headline act on the first night of 2009 ‘s exit festival in Serbia. In North America, where it has less of a follow, it played abridged sets at Montreal ‘s Osheaga Festival, a well as New Jersey ‘s All Points West Music and Arts Festival. The enlistment finished on 22 April 2010 in Mexico .

Suck It and See (2011–12) [edit ] ( 2011–12 )

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main article : suck It and See NME reported in May 2011 that the band were teaming up with producer James Ford once again, and would be releasing their fourthly studio apartment album in late spring at the earliest. [ 50 ] Q magazine reported that the one-fourth Arctic Monkeys album would be of a “ more accessible vintage ” than Humbug. [ 51 ] Q printed edition 299 states ‘It ‘s the sound of a band drawing back the curtains and letting the cheerfulness in ‘. [ 52 ]
The album was recorded in Sound City Studios in Los Angeles in 2010 and 2011. On 4 March 2011 the set premièred on its web site a newly track called “ Brick by Brick “ with precede vocals by Matt Helders. Helders explained that this is not a single, equitable a tease of what is coming and that is decidedly going to be in the fourth album. [ 53 ] On 10 March 2011 the band revealed the album is to be called Suck It and See and was released on 6 June 2011 .
Their fourth album ‘s first single, titled “ Do n’t Sit Down ‘Cause I ‘ve Moved Your Chair “ was released as a digital download on 11 April, and on Vinyl with “ Brick by Brick ” on 16 April for Record Store Day. On 17 April, it went to No. 28 in the UK Singles Chart. A version of the one with 2 B-sides was released on 7 and 10 edge vinyl on 30 May. The isthmus allowed fans to listen to the entire album on their web site before deciding about whether to purchase it or not. Suck It and See was then released on 6 June 2011, and went straight to No. 1 in the album charts. In doing so, Arctic Monkeys became only the second gear band in history to debut four albums in a quarrel at the top of the charts. [ 3 ]
The band announced “ The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala “ as the second single to be taken from Suck It and See. Most of the stock was burned because of the London riots. A express edition 7 ” Vinyl of the individual was then released over the band ‘s web site on 14 August. The sung only managed to chart in the clear 200 in the UK, however reaching higher in Belgium at No. 25. In September 2011 the dance band released a music video for the birdcall “ Suck It and See “ featuring drummer Matt Helders, and announced they would be releasing it as a single on 31 October 2011. In July 2011, the set released a survive EP over iTunes with 6 hot recordings from the iTunes Festival in London .
Arctic Monkeys embarked in May 2011 on their suck It and See Tour. They headlined the Benicassim Festival 2011 alongside The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Primal Scream. They besides headlined Oxegen 2011, [ 54 ] Super Bock Super Rock 2011, V Festival 2011, [ 55 ] Rock Werchter. [ 56 ] and T in The Park. They confirmed on 7 February that they were playing two “ massive homecoming shows ” [ 57 ] at the Don Valley Bowl in Sheffield on 10 and 11 June, support included Miles Kane, Anna Calvi, The Vaccines, Dead Sons and Mabel Love, clips from the show were besides used in the music video for “ The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala “. They played at Lollapalooza 5–7 August 2011. On 21 August, they besides played at Lowlands, the Netherlands. The enlistment retain until March 2012. [ 58 ] On Friday 27 July 2012 Arctic Monkeys performed during the 2012 Summer Olympics open ceremony in the Olympic Stadium, London .
On 27 October they released a music video for “ Evil Twin ” on YouTube, the b-side to their new single “ Suck It and See ”. They performed the song on The Graham Norton Show on 28 October. The 4th unmarried from Suck It and See, “ Black Treacle “ was released on 23 January 2012. The video for the individual was released on YouTube on 5 January 2012. This video continued the subject from the previous individual, “ Suck It and See ” and “ Evil Twin ” .

AM (2012–present) [edit ] ( 2012–present )

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chief article : AM ( Arctic Monkeys album ) [ 2 ] Arctic Monkeys performing at INmusic festival on 25 June 2013. The concert was a part of the AM Tour. On 26 February 2012, the dance band released a mark modern sung titled “ R U Mine ? “ on their YouTube duct. [ 59 ] On 4 March, it went to No. 23 on the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone. On 21 April, the song was released as a single, with the chase “ Electricity ” as a B-side, released additionally for the Record Store Day. The song marked a send shift in melodious direction in comparison to their former album, Suck It and See, by incorporating a heavy habit of falsetto and hip hop beats, and finally became the inhalation for AM .
On 27 July 2012, Arctic Monkeys played in the London Summer Olympics open ceremony, performing “ I Bet You Look good on the Dancefloor “ and a cover of The Beatles ‘ song “ Come Together “. After the opening ceremony, their translation of “ Come Together ” entered the UK Singles Chart. It late peaked at count 21, becoming their highest charting one since 2009 ‘s “ Crying Lightning ”. [ 60 ]
On 22 May 2013 the ring started the AM Tour at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, California, where they debuted a raw sung titled “ Do I Wan na Know ? “. On 1 June 2013, the band performed at Free Press Summer Fest in Houston, TX, where they besides played “ Do I Wan na Know ? ”. On 14 June, the band debuted another sung titled “ Mad Sounds ” at Hultsfred Festival in Sweden. Four days late, on 18 June 2013, the isthmus released the official video recording to “ Do I Wan na Know ? ” via their Facebook page. The studio translation of the song, along with accompanying visuals, was besides made available to purchase via iTunes, and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 11. On 23 June 2013 Arctic Monkeys headlined Southside Festival in Germany .
On 24 June 2013, the isthmus announced that their new album, entitled AM, would be released on 9 September 2013. The album was recorded in Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California, and features guest appearances from Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Elvis Costello ‘s drummer Pete Thomas and Bill Ryder-Jones of The Coral. [ 61 ] Further, on 27 June, the band announced an eight date UK arena tour culminating with a return spear at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield. [ 62 ] The band played at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival on 28 June as headliners at the Pyramid stage to resounding achiever, playing ‘Mad Sounds ‘ and ‘Do I Wan na Know ? ‘ from the forthcoming album ‘AM ‘. Arctic Monkeys besides headlined the 2013 Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Poland and played on the chief stage on 4 July. [ 63 ] On 20 July, the band performed at Benicassim 2013. [ 64 ]
On 11 August 2013, the third individual from the album, “ Why ‘d You merely Call Me When You ‘re senior high school ? “, was released, with B-Side ‘Stop The World I Wan na Get Off With You ‘. It debuted at no. 8 on the UK Singles Chart on 18 August 2013, making it the isthmus ‘s first UK Top 10 single since 2007 ‘s “ Fluorescent Adolescent ”. The ring streamed the album in its entirety four days ahead of its release. [ 65 ]
Upon the liberation of AM on 9 September 2013, the album debuted at issue 1 in the UK album charts, selling over 157,000 copies in its first base workweek. [ 66 ] As a resultant role, Arctic Monkeys made history as the first independent label band with five consecutive number 1 albums in the UK. [ 67 ] The album received widespread critical acclaim and brought Arctic Monkeys their third nomination for the Mercury Prize. [ 68 ] The album besides won the Brit award for Best British Album [ 69 ]
Alex Turner described AM as the band ‘s “ most original [ album ] yet, ” merging rap drum beats with 70 ‘s heavy rock. The frontman has said that the song “ Arabella “ expresses the two styles of the album most effectively in one racetrack. On AM, Turner continued to experiment with unusual lyrics, and the album includes the words from poem “ I Wan sodium Be Yours ” by John Cooper Clarke. [ 70 ] Turner has stated that Homme ‘s appearance on the song “ Knee Socks ” marks his favored here and now of the whole album. [ 71 ]
Arctic Monkeys headlined the Reading and Leeds Festival in August 2014, with Turner stating ‘I ‘m going to have playfulness with you, Yorkshire ‘ at the Leeds Show. The band have a handful of shows left in deep 2014, which will close the ‘AM ‘ Tour .

[edit ] musical style and influences

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The ring ‘s music is known to fall under the umbrella of indie rock although they have changed their style of rock on each album, which is one of the band ‘s key features. musically the dance band have expanded and altered their sound with each of their five albums making it unmanageable to pin a description to their style. possibly the key share of their sound and one that translates across their whole discography is lead singer and frontman Alex Turner ‘s intricate and often quickly delivered lyrics, sing in a classifiable strong Sheffield stress that their music became famed for in their early years. Their early albums Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not and Favourite Worst Nightmare were rooted in garage rock and post-punk revival, with Turner ‘s abrupt lyrics the focal point. On the first album Alex Turner examined human demeanor in nightclubs and in the culture of the band ‘s hometown, Sheffield. Turner describes “ Dancing Shoes ” as being about “ people constantly looking to pull when they go out however a lot they mask it. ” [ 72 ]
These themes continued on the pursuit album Favourite Worst Nightmare with the ring distillery progressing as musicians. Songs such as “ Fluorescent Adolescent “ and “ Do Me a Favour ” explored failed relationships, nostalgia and growing honest-to-god, while musically the band took up a more uptempo and aggressive reasoned .
Their one-fourth album Suck It and See sees the ring exploring styles, mixing them with newfound maturity. Turner said : “ I think the new album is a balance between our first three. There ‘s nothing about taxi ranks or anything like that, but there ‘s a snatch of the point of view I had on those early songs and the sense of liquid body substance, but besides there ‘s a moment of the ‘Humbug ‘ stuff which is kind of off in the corners. ” [ 73 ] Critics noted an determine from vintage british rock bands from the 1960s, vitamin a well as The Smiths, and slower, love-themed ballads featured more heavily on the album than the fast-paced, rockier songs that typifies the band ‘s sound .
In a 2012 interview with NME magazine, frontman Alex Turner cited John Lennon as a major influence lyrically. Speaking about Lennon, Turner said ; “ I remember when I first base started writing songs, and writing lyrics, I very wanted to be able to write an “ I Am The Walrus “ type song, and I found it very unmanageable. You listen to that and it sounds like it ‘s all folderal, but it ‘s difficult to write that sort of thing and make it compelling. Lennon decidedly had a bent for that ”. [ 74 ]

According to the dance band, the fifth album AM is more rap charm. As Alex Turner stated in an interview with NME, it ‘s “ like a Dr Dre beat, but we ‘ve given it an Ike Turner bowl-cut and sent it galloping across the defect on a Stratocaster ”. [ 75 ] He besides cited Outkast, Aaliyah and Black Sabbath as influences for the album. [ 76 ] [ 77 ] It has steadier beats but an overall sedate find, while besides having heavier songs like “ R U Mine ? “, and softer songs like “ Mad Sounds ” or “ No.1 Party Anthem ” .

[edit ] Band personnel

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Members
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[edit ] discography

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chief articles : Arctic Monkeys discography and list of songs recorded by Arctic Monkeys ; Studio albums

[edit ] Tour history

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main article : arctic Monkeys go history *Whatever People Say I Am Tour ( 2005–2006 )

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