Band make short film based on Number One single

Arctic Monkeys have made a film based on recent Number One single ‘When The Sun Goes Down’, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The band have teamed up with the production company who worked on ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ to make two short clips. They tell the story of a prostitute working on the streets of Sheffield – and it’s loosely based on the narrative in the band’s second Number One single. The video for ‘When The Sun Goes Down’ contains clips from the film, although the finished movie is longer.

A film source told NME.COM: “Shooting took place before Christmas. The idea is to tell the story of the song from two different perspectives. The first film is called ‘Scummy Man’ and is 14 minutes long, and tells the story of a prostitute called Nina, the ‘scummy man’ mentioned in the title and all the low-life people who live in that world. The second film is called ‘Just Another Day’ and is shorter, about eight minutes long. It’s the film from another perspective.”

Singer Alex Turner told NME.COM: “They filmed it near where it were all about. They’ve properly took it into their own space, and they’ve made, they’ve brought their own character to it as well. I think that’s good because they’ve took it to a different place.”

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