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Ex-Arctic Monkeys man speaks about new band

Andy Nicholson talks about new project Book Club

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Former Arctic Monkeys bassist Andy Nicholson has revealed how he came to join new band Joe Carnall And The Book Club.

With his former band set to headline the Reading And Leeds Festivals this weekend (August 28-30) Nicholson has been playing in the new outfit led by former Milburn man Carnall.

The band have played two gigs so far and have posted demos up at MySpace.com/thebookclubofficial. Nicholson left Arctic Monkeys in 2006 while Milburn split last year.

"Joe said he'd written some new songs," Nicholson told NME.COM. "I said, 'If you're not going to play bass on ’em, I'll do it."

He added that his admiration for Milburn was one of the reasons he was keen to work with Carnall. "Milburn were one of the first band we [Arctic Monkeys members] saw," he said. "They made us believe we could be in a band, so we started a band."

For the full interview with Nicholson see the new issue of NME, out now.

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