October 28, 2013 13:14

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner explains why he is not on Twitter

Plus guitarist Jamie Cook says he has still not watched band's 2012 Olympic Games performance

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Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has said he does not have a Twitter account because he worries that there is "too much pressure," on the social network.

Turner revealed his policy on social media in a new interview with The Observer, published yesterday (October 27). Speaking about his lyrics, Turner admits that he is a perfectionist while it is noted that he carefully considers his words when answering questions, often correcting himself mid-sentence.

Acknowledging his own habit, Turner says: "It's why I don't have Twitter. Too much pressure." Drummer Matt Helders is the only member of Arctic Monkeys with a personal Twitter account. At the time of writing he boasts 63,000 followers while the official Arctic Monkeys account has nearly 637,000.

Elsewhere in the interview, guitarist Jamie Cook discusses being asked to play at the Olympics opening ceremony by director Danny Boyle. "That was surreal," he says. "I still haven't watched any of it. My dad bought me the box set and it's still in its package on the shelf at home. It was just crazy. There were doves cycling!... It was just that mad – the whole thing. I kind of didn't register till days later."

Arctic Monkeys are currently in the middle of a UK arena tour and will play next in Liverpool tonight (October 28) before dates at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Birmingham LG Arena and Glasgow Hydro Arena and a homecoming show at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.

Arctic Monkeys will play:

Liverpool Echo Arena (28)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (29)
Birmingham LG Arena (31)
Glasgow Hydro Arena (November 1)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (2)


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