Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Arctic Monkeys

So, you are a big fan of The Strokes, you enjoyed The Libertines, then it's the time to taste something fresh - Arctic Monkeys.

Arctic Monkeys are a four-piece indie rock band from Sheffield, England that have been described as a northern Libertines, but many fans of the band suggest that they have an even brighter future ahead of them.
They received a great deal of early attention from Radio 1 and the British tabloid press for their catchy songs and witty lyrics. The appearance they made on the Carling Stage at the 2005 Reading and Leeds Festivals was much hyped by the music press, the NME in particular, and the band was received by an abnormally large crowd for the billing they played. The superb performance even included spontaneous sing-a-longs from the more madly devoted fans of the band. Impressively, this included tracks that were only available as demos on the internet. It was at this time that vocalist Alex Turner took the opportunity to rebuff claims that his band could not live up to the hype that has followed their emergence, and declared, "It feels like a moment, us playing here."

The Arctic Monkeys London debut was in February 2005 where they supported The Chineapples. In May 2005 Arctic Monkeys released their debut single Five Minutes with the Arctic Monkeys, featuring the songs Fake Tales of San Francisco and From the Ritz to the Rubble. This release was limited to 1000 in CD format and 500 in 7". In June 2005 the band were signed to Domino Records, and they are due to release their next single, (Bet You) Look Good on the Dancefloor on 17th October 2005 with Bigger Boys and Stolen sweethearts and Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick as the B-sides. The video is now on MTV2 and Radio 1 have put it on thier C-List. In September 2005 the band finshed recording their debut album at a studio in Lincolnshire which is due for release in February 2006.
Arctic Monkeys start a UK and worldwide tour starting on 2nd of October 2005 at The Cavern in Liverpool the tour which includes 30 dates finishes on the 23rd of November 2005 in Tokyo.

For more info on Arctic Monkeys visit the official page; read this AM related Times article as well. This fan site contains a number of vids from the AM live concerts.

Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Arctic Monkeys - Scummy
Arctic Monkeys - Cigarette Smoke (demo)
Arctic Monkeys - Wavin Bye To The Train Or The Bus (demo)
Arctic Monkeys - Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (mpg)

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Anonymous djebel said...

ziggy, man, i got more AM tracks. 12 total. djebel714@gmail.com if yr interested

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