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Arctic Monkeys

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England (2002 – present)

Arctic Monkeys are an band formed in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England in 2002 after meeting at Stocksbridge High School. The band consists of Alex Turner (vocals, guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar), Nick O’Malley (backing vocals, bass) and Matt Helders (drums, vocals). Founding bassist Andy Nicholson left in 2006.

The band has released five studio albums, “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” (2006), “Favourite Worst Nightmare” (2007), “Humbug” (2009), “Suck It and See” (2011) and “AM” (2013), all of which debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart.

Each of the band’s first five singles I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, When the Sun Goes Down, Leave Before The Lights Come On, Brianstorm and Fluorescent Adolescent hit the UK Top Five, but their sixth single, Teddy Picker, only went Top 20 and their seventh single, Crying Lightning peaked at #12.

The band’s rise to success started in late 2004/early 2005 when demo songs which had been handed out in CD form at gigs found their way onto the internet. These demos rapidly spread among message boards and friends leading to a growing fan base for the band, and were collected on the unofficial Beneath the Boardwalk, which the band recognizes on their website. The band owe much of their success to viral buzz via the Internet, and have eschewed typical ‘commercial’ channels, including refusing to appear on the UK’s (now discontinued) Top Of The Pops music program, which was often seen as a gateway to success.

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  • pernatos

    Москаль одобряет!

    3 hours ago Reply
  • EricValeev

    Yesterday 9:02am Reply
  • Kyonil

    Как-то было дело, что повёлся на мнение людей, что последний альбом не шик. Всё решил послушать только сейчас и он ничего такой на самом деле.

    Yesterday 6:16pm Reply
  • BlindedByFear22

    Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not > Everything else they've ever done. No questions about it.

    Yesterday 10:32am Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Arabella. ♥

    20 Jul 8:11pm Reply
  • driveredwhite

    Suck It and See is my go to line

    20 Jul 6:26pm Reply
  • steve__

    KICKMEOUTKICKMEOUT

    20 Jul 1:51pm Reply
  • Dack47

    Noviembre, ven a mi.

    20 Jul 5:43am Reply
  • leonardovonuck

    amo essa banda, apesar de não saber o nome do vocalista [2]

    19 Jul 9:44pm Reply
  • TowardsEcstasy

    Alex ♥

    19 Jul 4:04pm Reply
  • mickolaj

    @Des_Casadore You are from Russia. In that case - your argument is invalid.

    19 Jul 12:14pm Reply
  • solsticed

    @Des_Casadore *yawn*

    19 Jul 8:45am Reply
  • maxiforthemax

    You're 15 and listen to U2 unironically though.

    18 Jul 10:08pm Reply
  • StopMakeTheEyes

    wow

    18 Jul 9:14pm Reply
  • homesickhuman

    "nova banda para os posers, adoro." meu amigo, essa merda era nova banda para posers em 2005

    18 Jul 2:32pm Reply
  • ricardocrvg

    amo essa banda, apesar de não saber o nome do vocalista

    18 Jul 1:37am Reply
  • paulastorm_

    Fire and the Thud ♥

    18 Jul 12:42am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    хорошая группа, хотя и ничего особенного. если истории рока в 21 веке действительно будет суждено закончиться, это было бы идеальным эпилогом. по крайней мере, они наголову выше всей прочей инди-поеботы.

    17 Jul 10:16pm Reply
  • Cat_MK

    nova banda para os posers, adoro.

    17 Jul 9:38pm Reply
  • GusAbreu

    Às vezes parece que o SIAS e o Humbug foram esquecidos. O SIAS não faz falta alguma mesmo, mas o Humbug tem bastante valor.

    17 Jul 5:41pm Reply
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