You need flash!
no cover -  

Arctic Monkeys

indie rock indie british rock alternative

      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.

      The band's debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, held the record for the largest first week sales of a debut album in the UK (in its first week, it sold more than the rest of the Top 20 albums combined). The album sold over 360,000 copies in its first week, but lost the title in November 2007 to Leona Lewis's album Spirit.

      On 19th June 2006 the band officially announced that founding member Andy Nicholson had left the band after missing the American leg of their tour due to 'fatigue' and the other band members couldn't stand the constant 'missing his girlfriend syndrome' so told him to sling his hook. Former Dodgems bassist, Nick O'Malley was initially brought in as a stand-in, and played the band's remaining summer commitments. He was then announced as Nicholson's permanent replacement.

      The single Leave Before The Lights Come On came out on August 14th, but only reached Number 4 on the UK charts, denying the band a third consecutive number 1 single.

      Their debut album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" won the 2006 Mercury Prize, was chosen as the best album of year 2006 by Q Magazine, and received a slew of other accolades.

      Their second album Favourite Worst Nightmare was released on April 23rd 2007. It was preceded by "Brianstorm", the first single from the album, which was released a week before. Like its predecessor, "Favourite Worst Nightmare" sold more than the rest of the Top 20 combined, and - due to an error on iTunes - every song on the record appeared on the UK Top 200 Singles the next week.

      When asked about Favourite Worst Nightmare Alex Turner commented, "We haven't changed that much. It's still about making contact with girls or not making contact with girls".

      The band began to write and record demos for the third album in January 2008, Turner said "We had tunes that we'd already been playing on tour so we recorded them. That’s six . We’re going to take it easy and start practicing over the summer and doing new stuff."

      The band premiered new material from the unreleased album during their January 2009 tour of New Zealand, playing small venues in Wellington and Auckland ahead of the Big Day Out festival. Their first show in more than a year was on January 13, 2009 at Wellington's Town Hall. In both cities, the new songs played were "Crying Lightning", "Go-Kart", "Dangerous Animals" and "Pretty Visitors." The full set list from the Auckland gig is available online. Also played was a cover of the Nick Cave song "Red Right Hand." During their last tour, the band had played new songs "Put Me In A Terror Pocket", "Sandtrap," and "The Fire and The Thud" live.

      Lead singer/songwriter Alex Turner started a two-man project with the singer from the Rascals, Miles Kane.
      The band is called 'The Last Shadow Puppets'

      The band released their new album Humbug in August of 2009, preceded by the single " Crying Lightning"

      They released their fourth studio album, entitled Suck It And See on June 6th 2011

      Arctic Monkeys a605047cb8cd4616b128e610fe1c0cee Arctic Monkeys 568af25725d94804965318033f0d177d Arctic Monkeys 9184d829c8fd40dca00d910249cb46af Arctic Monkeys 52cbbac7293b4367c3fc583986de268d Arctic Monkeys f353bc1c238d4c9bbe558cc5dd8206f9 Arctic Monkeys fb376dff95ce4caab0c623a648b61e8f Arctic Monkeys a00d46c5ec8c421ab3e442a245944ace Arctic Monkeys 84945809a1b94110ae59f6bb2c3678df Arctic Monkeys 5160187455474932a25e2165ebe92d8f Arctic Monkeys fe994b69ff3147fb8aa26b981685927b Arctic Monkeys 5a66cd5ee84d4f40a29e767902297d74 Arctic Monkeys be7bf3c675eb4b09b57ce0c5d44a83aa Arctic Monkeys e3a153380f3945f3988b56e2eb311c27 Arctic Monkeys acb48cfa81d54b0d95f93d9060b7b441 Arctic Monkeys 4127de1d401e4a4cbfd8f65f3eabfa66 Arctic Monkeys ecd66c4a20304c0daefe9751ebe4a93c Arctic Monkeys 71f6c4aa8fb54f52a4a18f8ab8133ca0 Arctic Monkeys 9e29faabcbda42a6b6515830b8740b0f Arctic Monkeys d4fa32b8ba934c7a8316e42e5e0e54c9 Arctic Monkeys fbb5ddd012304573b73791abf261fbff Arctic Monkeys 4fa3cfb99801452fafe329c095a509e4 Arctic Monkeys 56322f5c42d64b51baefe3516f1024ff Arctic Monkeys 78af632e36b5442da9599e8df45e8848 Arctic Monkeys 3c3a1145b13948b099c3c1ebe98aa467 Arctic Monkeys 50c045b6aa7e4a41b329fb59f94def9c Arctic Monkeys a37a2c45dea740a2a51e6746c1c93885 Arctic Monkeys a560b1c14e89427d9cddf4013ed34ef5 Arctic Monkeys e3c5c7b5f44047fb81a2b3480e2c6cab Arctic Monkeys 22a4bbcdd68e4fa2bd4396a8878aea52 Arctic Monkeys b67d9a83f1384b3b8b73d1d15646b9c9 Arctic Monkeys f473db8960694e1db9aed426ec81246a Arctic Monkeys f1521f09b47542e3a8b5c5075eae1f3c Arctic Monkeys 15b5cc6060e14dff8030661f4d1aac91 Arctic Monkeys 04d4b9c9c1084675948b612da52a5278 Arctic Monkeys ab143092346c40808d7329cbd8288004 Arctic Monkeys 33edd1dded5444d19f3f80b14f6dba73 Arctic Monkeys 964fdd4f23544d95ae0b9de9e3ca7e5d Arctic Monkeys 070de6bf5a0c4cb3850e1b32b6e081c1 Arctic Monkeys ca372c4b30194653c65fe4e7682c5d91 Arctic Monkeys 0add1dbf6f2349ac8d31328c57a76246