Alex Turner reacts to Glastonbury accent comments

Arctic Monkeys frontman says, "It’s not intentional!"

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Photo: Tom Oxley/NME
Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner has reacted to the comments made about his accent during their Glastonbury headline set on Friday night (June 28).

Turner was on the end of criticism for having lost his natural Sheffield burr for a more Stateside twang. See below for a sample of tweets taken from fans reacting to the frontman's voice.

Speaking to NME directly after the headline set ended, Turner acknowledged that he had already heard about the comments, saying: "I’ve been pointing my hands for ages though! Maybe it’s just the quiff confusing people? Jo Whiley just said I was channeling my inner Elvis, but I dunno man. It’s not intentional!"

Arctic Monkeys closed the first night of Glastonbury 2013 with a triumphant headline set which saw the band perform new songs as well as a host of favourites from their four studio albums. Read the full report from Arctic Monkeys' Glastonbury headline show.

For all the latest news, blogs and galleries from the festival, check out our Glastonbury page.

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