Arctic Monkeys
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2002
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Arctic Monkeys Biography (BBC)

Arctic Monkeys are perhaps the most fêted and certainly among the most successful bands to come out of Britain in the 2000s. Influenced by their near-predecessors The Libertines and The Strokes, as well Mancunian performance poet John Cooper Clarke and UK hip hop artists like Roots Manuva, they were propelled to stardom at an accelerated pace as their fans pioneered the use of social media - MySpace, in particular - to share their songs and news of their gigs.

They formed in High Green, Sheffield in 2002 as a four-piece originally comprised of Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar), Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals), Jamie Cook (guitar) and Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals). Their self-released debut single, 2005’s Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys, received support on BBC Radio and led to a record deal with London-based indie Domino, who released their first official single, I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor on 17 October 2005. Complete with a video that aped the look and live feel of BBC 2’s The Old Grey Whistle Test, it went straight to No.1, as did its follow-up single, When the Sun Goes Down.

Turner’s wry, clever songs about youth and life in the English north caught the feeling of the nation in the mid-00s and their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, released in January 2006, became the fastest-selling debut in British music history, with 360,000 sales in its first week. It also won the Mercury Prize and led to the group’s first Glastonbury headline performance in 2007 after a period of extensive touring, across Europe and the US.

Nicolson was replaced in the band in mid-2006 by former Dodgems bassist Nick O’Malley. Subsequent albums, including Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) and Humbug (2009) were also UK No.1s, but it would take the group until 2013 fifth album AM to have a US Top 10 album. They also headlined Glastonbury in 2013 (following a headline slot at Reading and Leeds in 2009 – a feat they repeated in 2014) and have been regular visitors to Radio 1’s Live Lounge as well as playing live sessions at Maida Vale throughout their career.

Arctic Monkeys Biography (Wikipedia)

Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, rhythm/lead guitar), Matt Helders (drums, vocals), Jamie Cook (lead/rhythm guitar) and Nick O'Malley (bass, backing vocals). Former band member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) left the band in 2006 shortly after their debut album was released.

They have 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), as well as one live album, At the Apollo (2008). Their debut album is the fastest-selling debut album by a band in British chart history, and in 2013, Rolling Stone ranked it the 30th-greatest debut album of all time.

The band has won seven Brit Awards – winning both Best British Group and Best British Album three times, and have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. They also won the Mercury Prize in 2006 for their debut album, in addition to receiving nominations in 2007 and 2013. The band have headlined at the Glastonbury Festival twice, in 2007 and again in 2013.

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Arctic Monkeys Performances & Interviews


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Snap Out Of It
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I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
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Fluorescent Adolescent
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Fluorescent Adolescent
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R U Mine?
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R U Mine?
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Arabella
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Arabella
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Do I Wanna Know?
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Do I Wanna Know?
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Brianstorm
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Brianstorm
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Mardy Bum
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Mardy Bum
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Brick by Brick
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Brick by Brick
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Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
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Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
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When The Sun Goes Down
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When The Sun Goes Down
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You Know I'm No Good
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You Know I'm No Good
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Cornerstone (Saturday Session Archive)
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Cornerstone (Saturday Session Archive)
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I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Glastonbury 2013)
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I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Glastonbury 2013)
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Bigger Boys And Stolen Sweethearts
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Bigger Boys And Stolen Sweethearts
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Don't Sit Down 'cause I've Moved Your Chair
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Don't Sit Down 'cause I've Moved Your Chair
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Past BBC Events

_Test Events: Live Version 2 Test
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Reading
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2016

_Test Events: Live Version 2 Test

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Reading
Reading + Leeds: 2014
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Reading
Leeds
2014-08-22T04:44:18
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2014
Reading + Leeds: 2014

Reading + Leeds: 2014

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Reading
T in the Park: 2014
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
2014-07-11T04:44:18
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2014
T in the Park: 2014

T in the Park: 2014

17:00
Balado, Kinross-Shire
Zane Lowe Sessions: Arctic Monkeys
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2013-09-17T04:44:18
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2013
Zane Lowe Sessions: Arctic Monkeys

Zane Lowe Sessions: Arctic Monkeys

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Live Lounge: Arctic Monkeys
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BBC Broadcasting House
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Sep
2013
Live Lounge: Arctic Monkeys

Live Lounge: Arctic Monkeys

BBC Broadcasting House

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