Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner: ‘I don’t mind being compared to Oasis’

Singer also says he feels like 'Suck It And See' has a more 'human feel' to it

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has said he doesn’t mind the comparisons with Oasis that his band receive in North America.

Speaking to Reuters, Turner also reiterated his belief that the band’s newly released fourth album ‘Suck It And See’ is a much more “mellow” album than ‘Humbug’, adding that the band wanted it to have a “human” feel.

Turner said in response to a question about whether he minded being compared to Oasis: “Not really, I mean, it’s like we’re both a British rock and roll band, we’re kind of bound to get compared to Oasis in other countries.”

He continued: “We are both from the North, similar haircut. But musically, it is a little bit different. I mean, we are huge fans of them, growing up and all that, they were a really important band for us. I don’t mind being compared to Oasis at all.”

The frontman also spoke about the way the band recorded ‘Suck It And See’, adding: “The recording techniques were a little bit more traditional. We did a lot of live takes, with the four of us playing and we wanted to get a human feel to it.”

He also said that though he believed the band’s fourth LP was mellower than their previous efforts, it also contained fast paced songs like those in their early work.

Turner said: “I think it’s pretty frantic at times. It has its moments that are a bit more like the chimey guitar thing, like reverberated out that occurs in quite a lot of the songs and I suppose that does give it quite a mellow aspect. I guess probably compared with the first two, it is not as fast and crazy. But it has moments like that.”

Arctic Monkeys headline two huge outdoor shows at Sheffield‘s Don Valley Bowl this Friday (June 10) and Saturday (June 11).