January 14, 2009 11:15

New Zealand Arctic Monkeys fans rate 'stunning' new songs

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

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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.

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