Arctic Monkeys fans react to new video

NME.COM users give their verdict on 'Brianstorm' clip

Arctic Monkeys fans have given a mixed reaction to the band’s new single ‘Brianstorm’ and its accompanying video.

The single, named track of the week in the current issue of NME, is the Sheffield four-piece’s first from their forthcoming second album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’, has been greeted warmly by some fans, while others expressed their disappointment with the new material.

One fan posted: “It’s a slightly faster song than some of their previous stuff, similar to ‘The View From The Afternoon’. But it is a step forward, and a good step at that.”

Another listener gave the single the thumbs up and argued that the band were moving forward.

He added: “It’s not that bad at all. It slightly reminded me of Muse when they tried to go funky.”

But others slammed the single and compared it with fellow Sheffield pals Milburn.

“What a shit new song and even worse video!,” wrote one disgruntled fan. “I thought it wouldn’t be good but that is just complete dross. It sounds like fucking Milburn.”

Some fans seem to be in two minds about the track, with one posting: “I think it’s OK, got a nice groove.”

In the main though, the positive responses of NME.COM users outweighed the negative reactions.

To make up your own mind, go to the band’s NME.COM artist page, launch the media player and watch the new video.

Meanwhile, the band are hitting the road for a new UK tour ahead of the release of their second album on April 23.

They will play:

Southampton Guildhall (April 9)

Exeter University Great Hall (10)

London Astoria (12, 13)

Liverpool Academy (14)

Newcastle Academy (16)

Dundee Caird Hall (17)

Glasgow Barrowlands (18)

Birmingham Academy (20)

Sheffield The Leadmill (21, 22)

Tickets are being sold via the band’s mailing list to reward loyal fans.

Those on the mailing list will be asked to register for one venue and successful applicants will be emailed with a personal PIN number (which will only work once) on March 16 and have until the following Monday (19) to buy their tickets.

To find out more about Arctic Monkeys live return, get this week’s issue of NME on UK newsstands now, for an exclusive report straight from inside the secret tour the band staged earlier in the month.