Alex Turner’s Mic-dropping Brit Awards Speech

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Alex Turner’s Mic-dropping Brit Awards Speech

Arctic Monkeys racked up again at the Brit Awards this year, taking home Best British Group for the fourth time and its well-deserved third Best British Album for AM. Lead singer Alex Turner used the occasion to drop an irony-laced speech that was a winking piss-take on the “state” of rock ‘n roll. Reactions have […]

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CHVRCHES Cover Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on CHVRCHES Cover Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?”

This hit last week, but I’m still obsessing over it. I always assumed Arctic Monkeys would be difficult to cover because so much of the band’s appeal rests in Alex Turner’s cadence, but CHVRCHES do justice to Turner’s slinkiest riff to date with this ethereal interpretation. Or maybe it’s just that I could listen to […]

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STREAM: Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?”

June 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on STREAM: Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know?”

And just like that a new single appears. Arctic Monkeys have thrown a brand new single up on iTunes today. It definitely stays true to Queens of the Stone Age influence that has coursed through the last few records. And it’s certainly an odd choice for a single, ignoring the upbeat aggression of its early […]

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Arctic Monkeys Debut New Music at Northside Festival in Denmark

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Arctic Monkeys Debut New Music at Northside Festival in Denmark

Arctic Monkeys debuted some new music at the Northside Festival in Denmark a few days ago. It’s fan-footage, but the sound is remarkably clear. “Mad Sounds” is a slow-burner with a heavy Velvet Underground influence. Ever since the band discovered Josh Homme and the American desert it has seemed to lose momentum state-side for some […]

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STREAM: Arctic Monkeys “R U Mine?”

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: Arctic Monkeys “R U Mine?”

New Arctic Monkeys song. Harkens back to the stoner-rock vibe of Humbug. As Pitchfork pointed out, it’s not on their current LP, Suck It and See, nor is from any sort of impending release. Just a random one-off. I’ll take it. If you fancy it enough to own it, download from iTunes.

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HEAVY ROTATION: Suck It and See

June 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on HEAVY ROTATION: Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys’ Suck It and See: Despite the didn’t-even-try artwork, I can’t stop listening. Combining the darker leanings of Humbug with the story-arc songwriting of Favourite Worst Nightmare, Arctic Monkeys sound like a band hitting its stride on LP number 4. It just clicks better than the slightly awkward Humbug, which seemed to suffer from […]

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VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”

Another new tune from Arctic Monkeys’ fourth long-player, the curiously titled and shittily cover-art-ed Suck it and See, shows the Sheffield quartet continuing its quest into the dark terrain trampled on the slightly dour Humbug. But as with even the worst Arctic Monkeys songs, there’s always Alex Turner’s showy wordplay to lessen the blow. Alas, […]

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