This week over at NME, we're celebrating the much-awaited return of Arctic Monkeys. Not only are they the cover stars of the lovely new issue, but the mag features an exclusive interview about their new album 'Suck It And See', and frontman Alex Turner reveals that he'd "love it if another band just came and turned the charts upside down." Pick up a copy to read more.

Arctic Monkeys



We've also dug up the band's very first NME article, which originally ran in the Radar section on 28 May, 2005. Take a trip down memory lane to when NME journo Rick Martin famously called them "the biggest unknown band in the country."

But if you don't want to read about our thoughts on the band, then check out what they've got to say. Watch our exclusive video interview with the band below, as they discuss writing the new album and working with producer James Ford.

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Stay tuned for Part Two...




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