New Zealand Arctic Monkeys fans rate 'stunning' new songs

Band premiered four new tunes at their Wellington gig on Monday (January 12)

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Arctic Monkeys

Fans who went to Arctic Monkeys' first gig in over a year (January 12) have given their reaction to the new songs played by the band to NME.COM.

As previously reported, Arctic Monkeys debuted four new songs at their Wellington Town Hall gig - 'Dangerous Animals', 'Pretty Visitors', 'Go-Kart' and 'Crying Lightning'.

Fan footage of the new songs are beginning to be uploaded onto YouTube, and you can watch a version of 'Go-Kart' by scrolling down now - although the sound quality on the video is rough.

Posting on NME.COM, fans have been giving their verdict on the new tracks.

"The new tracks are electrifying; a real progression from their previous work," wrote "ashaas". "Still keeping to Turner's signature melodies, their new riffs are dirtier and more spaced out. The crowd went off during the songs we all knew, but we were all really listening intently to the new material. By the end of 'Crying Lightning' we were singing along. The new album is going to be a stunner."

Nzviolator agreed that 'Crying Lightning' was the best of the new songs, saying it sounded "very Last Shadow Puppetsy".

Another NME.COM user, Mike13, was less impressed though, saying: "New songs were pretty good, although nothing blew me away as much as 'Brianstorm' the first time I heard it."

Arctic Monkeys are now set to play the Big Day Out Festival in New Zealand and Australia before continuing work on their third album.

Were you at the gig? What did you think of the new songs? Post your opinion below.

Read More On This Artist

More News
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch
Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus at crowdfunded gig
James Blake unveils new song on BBC Radio 1 show
David Bowie to release new album 'soon', says producer Tony Visconti
Six Iranians sentenced to prison and lashings for dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' in...
All We Are announce January 2015 release date for debut album – hear first song now
Yorkshire artists cover Gang Of Four's 'Entertainment!' in special Cassette Store...
Guildford venue The Boileroom saved from closure
Richard Hawley to reissue first three albums on vinyl
Johnny Marr reveals new single 'The Trap'
Flying Lotus reveals new song 'Coronus, The Terminator' – listen
Former member of Tatu says she would 'condemn a gay son' in homophobic TV interview
Manchester orchestra covers Oasis, Sex Pistols and The Smiths – listen
Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet to feature on new Queen album 'Queen Forever'
Paul Weller backs campaign to save Guildford venue The Boileroom
Prince reveals new song 'FUNKNROLL' – listen
Guided By Voices announce split and end 'comeback run' with immediate effect
Gwar replace late frontman Oderus Urungus with new singer Vulvatron
Eminem and Sia unveil lyric video for new track 'Guts Over Fear' – watch
Musicians react as Scottish voters reject independence in historic referendum
Laura Jane Grace tweets about 'shitbag' ex-Against Me drummer rumoured to have joined...

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today