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Arctic Monkeys

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Arctic Monkeys (2014)

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages audio, 28 January 2014

The Sheffield lads talk about the AM album and scoring an American hit; how their music has evolved; working with Josh Homme on their third album; the importance of drums; the British rock scene; what their songs are about; on the Beatles and covering 'Come Together', and their next single 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High'.

File format: mp3; file size: 11.5mb, interview length: 11' 58" sound quality: ***

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Fast and Furious: Arctic Monkeys

Report and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 30 September 2005

IT'S A RADIANT late September day outside a recording studio in rural Lincolnshire. Summer is still clinging on by its fingertips, a lawnmower purrs in ...

Have the Arctic Monkeys changed the music business?

Report by Laura Barton, The Guardian, 25 October 2005

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS swung toward the No. 1 slot this Sunday with an unstoppable momentum. ...

Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 13 January 2006

GIVEN THAT there probably isn't a guitar-wielding teenager who wouldn't swap with them right now, it might seem strange to suggest that we should feel ...

Arctic Monkeys: Whatever They Say They Are, That's What They Are

Report by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 27 January 2006

EARLIER THIS week, the Times dealt the Arctic Monkeys the backhanded compliment of labelling them "spotty poets". It's the "poets" that concerns us here. ...

Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am…/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah/Broken Social Scene

Review by David Sinclair, The Word, February 2006

WHEN I TOLD my 16-year-old daughter that I was reviewing the debut album by Arctic Monkeys, she was not particularly impressed. "Yes, yes," she said. ...

Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not...

Review by Johnny Sharp, MOJO, March 2006

AS BANDS WITH Number 1 singles go, there's something marvellously raw and untutored about Arctic Monkeys. ...

Arctic Monkeys: Magna Centre, Rotherham

Live Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 24 April 2006

SPEND AN hour in the company of Britain's hottest young band and an inescapable irony heaves into view. How is it that a frontman with ...

Arctic Monkeys: It's Up To You, New Yorkies

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), August 2006

Even when you've sold millions of copies of your debut album, earned a Mercury Award nomination, had Oasis, Kanye West and Jack White sing your ...

Arctic Monkeys: It's great when you're ape… yeah!

Interview by Paul Moody, Uncut, December 2006

In just 12 months, Arctic Monkeys have become the biggest band in the land. Uncut took the boys back to where their incredible story began ...

Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare

Review by Jon Savage, The Observer, 22 April 2007

Don't be fooled by their common touch: the cheeky chimps are special. Jon Savage hears them make sense of the modern world ...

Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino) ****

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, May 2007

Whatever you think they are... They're better! The triumphant, funky return of Alex Turner's troupe ...

The Q Interview: Alex Turner: "I still feel very much a boy"

Interview by Keith Cameron, Q, July 2007

On Friday, 22 June the Arctic Monkeys will headline Glastonbury. Favourite Worst Nightmare is the year's fastest selling album. Their time is assuredly now. But ...

New releases: Roisin Murphy | Razorlight | My Chemical Romance | Kings Of Leon | Arctic Monkeys

Review by Rob Fitzpatrick, The Guardian, 7 July 2007

Pick of the week ...

Arctic Monkeys: Humbug (Domino)

Review by Mike Diver,, August 2009

PUT ASIDE ALL thoughts of imminent backlash immediately, as Humbug is Arctic Monkeys' most enjoyably complete album to date. ...

Arctic Monkeys: Humbug (Domino)

Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, August 2009

MATURITY IS THE poisoned chalice that all rock bands must sup from eventually. Arctic Monkeys sounded strikingly sharp and vital on their 2006 debut, Whatever ...

Radiohead, Ian Brown, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs et al: Reading Festival, Berkshire ***

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 31 August 2009

Radiohead's modern jazz wrong-foots the crowd ...

Arctic Monkeys: Wembley Arena, London ***

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 19 November 2009

Northern soul with a heavy heart ...

Schoolteachers of Rock

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Observer, 25 April 2010

What's it like to have taught someone who went on to be a pop star? The teachers of Alex Turner, Leona Lewis, the xx and ...

Alex Turner: "Tupac's 'California Love' is my karaoke tune of choice"

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Metro, 6 June 2011

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner talks to Metro about how living in the US made the band's new album Suck It and See sound more ...

Arctic Monkeys Make The Fastest-selling Debut Ever

Report by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 14 June 2011

23 January 2006: Number 48 in our series of the 50 key events in the history of indie music ...

Arctic Monkeys: Suck It And See

Review by Paul Moody, Q, July 2011

IN THE SPRING of 2006, with the reverberations from the success of Arctic Monkeys' debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not ...

James Ford: Producing Arctic Monkeys

Interview by Tom Doyle, Sound on Sound, July 2011

Arctic Monkeys' fourth album, Suck It And See, is a dazzling return to form — and to producer, long‑time collaborator and 'fifth Monkey' James Ford. ...

Surfeit Safari: Arctic Monkeys: Suck It And See (Domino)

Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Word, July 2011

Arctic Monkeys latest adventure — an overload of hyper-chiselled lyricism and a touch too much of yer manly riff-rock ...

Arctic Monkeys: AM

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, September 2013

Arctic Monkeys now routinely operate at such a rarefied pitch that it is easy to take their excellence for granted. ...

Arctic Monkeys: AM

Review by Jon Young, Spin, 5 September 2013

EARLY EXPOSURE to the fifth Arctic Monkeys record might betray a few symptoms of Pretentious Artiste Syndrome – frontman Alex Turner has name-checked Dr. Dre ...

Arctic Monkeys: AM (Domino Records)

Review by Kate Mossman, New Statesman, 5 September 2013

The Arctic Monkeys' fifth album, AM, has changed the sound but not the character of Britain's "Last True Indie Band". ...

Arctic Monkeys: iTunes festival, Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 10 September 2013

From lithe, lusty rock to R&B and menacing theatricality, the Artic Monkeys were on form with impressive versatility ...

Arctic Monkeys: Kool Haus, Toronto

Live Review by Juliette Jagger, Anchor Shop, 16 September 2013

WELL, IT'S OFFICIAL, the Arctic Monkeys have their fifth number one on the UK top 40 charts with their latest album AM. That's five for ...

Arctic Monkeys: AM

Review by Keith Cameron, MOJO, October 2013

FOR ALL THE advance wow about the Rolling Stones, post-match consensus declared the Arctic Monkeys the star turn of this year's Glastonbury Festival. The Sheffield ...

Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Review by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 11 May 2018

Do not adjust your sets: our Luke Turner is a big fan of the new LP by Alex Turner & co. Here's why. ...

Arctic Monkeys: Drive My Car

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, July 2022

Note: This was written as a bio at the behest of Domino Records' marvellous Colleen Maloney, at least three months before the release of the ...

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