Biography

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 (lead guitar, backing vocals), Nick O'Malley (bass, backing vocals), and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals). Former band member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) left the band in 2006 shortly after its debut album was released.

The band has released five studio 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), as well as one live album, At the Apollo (2008).

The band's debut album is the fastest-selling debut album in British music history, surpassing Elastica's self-titled album. The band has won seven Brit Awards--winning both Best British Group and Best British Album three times, and has twice been nominated for Grammy Awards. The band also won the Mercury Prize in 2006 for their debut album, in addition to receiving nominations in 2007 and 2013. The band has headlined at the Glastonbury Festival twice, in 2007 and again in 2013.

Arctic Monkeys were heralded as one of the first group of acts 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 way in which new bands are promoted and marketed.

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Toddla T reveals he's worked with Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders on a new track – watch

Toddla T reveals he's worked with Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders on a new track – watch

NME spoke to the DJ and producer at Nos Alive in Lisbon about new projects

  • Jul 14, 2014

Arctic Monkeys restart encore to sync up with Disclosure during T in the Park headline set

The Sheffield quartet were the last band to headline the festival at its current Balado Park location

  • Jul 14, 2014

Josh Homme says it is a 'misconception' that he changed Arctic Monkeys sound

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman worked with Sheffield band on their third album, 'Humbug'

  • Jul 11, 2014

Arctic Monkeys serenade Lisbon's Nos Alive festival with 'love song'

Interpol, Elbow, Imagine Dragons and Kelis also play the first day of the festival in Portugal

  • Jul 11, 2014

Arctic Monkeys, George Michael, Katie Melua revealed as investors in £1.2bn tax avoidance scheme

Sir Michael Caine is also claimed to be part of Liberty tax strategy

  • Jul 9, 2014

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Suck It and See

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The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

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Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

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My Propeller live in Boston

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Roundhouse, London, Monday, September 9

  • Sep 27, 2013

Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'

Smart, randy and touched by genius, the Sheffield band’s fifth album is an absolute triumph from start to finish. And the best part? They’re just getting started...

  • Sep 5, 2013

Arctic Monkeys - 'Electricity'

An ode to night-time nookie

  • Apr 25, 2012

Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine'

One-off single that's a brilliant slice of 'Humbug'-style riff-ery

  • Feb 28, 2012

Arctic Monkeys - 'On A Mission (Katy B cover)'

They make this track their own

  • Jan 27, 2012

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