Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Standing tall onstage at the Roundhouse, Alex Turner pauses during second track 'Brianstorm', clasps his hand to his ear and bellows: "We are Arctic Monkeys from High Green, Sheffield." The roar of approval duly hits the 27-year-old's palm,...

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Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'

Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'

Arctic Monkeys’ fifth record is absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of their career. It might also be the greatest record of the last decade. It’s not, however, the work of a band operating at their absolute peak – that’s...

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Arctic Monkeys - 'Electricity'

Arctic Monkeys - 'Electricity'

Alex Turner ain’t in the mood for romance in this gnarled ode to night-time nookie. “ My heart was breaking and got left unlocked/Didn’t see you sneak in but I’m glad you stopped ” goes his barely-there murmur. Made available for Record...

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Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine'

Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine'

Ignore the Prince-like nature of the title spelling, ‘R U Mine’ is a riff-tastic, 70’s indebted monster. With its mountainous Free-like fret work, harmony vocals from Turner and Helders and fills a-plenty drum work, 'R U Mine' is the band...

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Arctic Monkeys - 'On A Mission (Katy B cover)'

Arctic Monkeys - 'On A Mission (Katy B cover)'

Turner and co take on the might of Katy B, transporting ‘On A Mission’ from its grit-Brit foundations into a badlands-inspired rag-around. It wouldn’t sound out of place on a Ennio Morricone soundtrack, which is doubly weird considering they...

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Live Review: Arctic Monkeys

Live Review: Arctic Monkeys

On a small patch of grass that sits right between the more convenient, ready-to-go settings of Don Valley Stadium and the Motorpoint Arena (both of which would have sold out in milliseconds) sits a 10,000-capacity big top. How very Arctic Monkeys...

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Album Review: Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See

For an album that goes out of its way to promise nothing, ‘Suck It And See’ sure is burdened by expectation. Arctic Monkeys made their 10-out-of-10, fuck-you-we’re-the-future debut at just 19, filling the void left by The Libertines...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

1. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Reckless Serenade’ If ‘Brick By Brick’ and ‘Don’t Sit Down ’Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’ suggested that Alex Turner had invested in a set of 10-foot-high Marshall amps with a view to out-crunching the...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (18/04/11)

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (18/04/11)

1. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Don’t Sit Down ’Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’ The Monkeys’ Record Store Day single, and another taster for ‘Suck It And See’, ‘Don’t Sit Down ’Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair’ continues Alex...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (12/3/11)

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (12/3/11)

1. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Brick By Brick’ If the Radiohead album was like a surprise party held for you, but where everyone decided to ignore you all night, then this was an actual nice surprise. Not just a new song by our old buddies Arctic...

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