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Arctic Monkeys

About

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

Arctic Monkeys were heralded as one of the first bands to come to public attention via the Internet, with commentators suggesting they represented the possibility of a change in the way in which new bands are promoted and marketed. Their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006), became the fastest-selling debut album in UK chart history, and has been hailed as one of the greatest debut albums. It won Best British Album at the 2007 Brit Awards. The band's second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007), was also acclaimed by critics and won Best British Album at the 2008 BRIT Awards. They went on to release Humbug (2009) and Suck It and See (2011).

The band's wider international fame came with the success of their critically acclaimed fifth album AM (2013), which was supported by the global hit "Do I Wanna Know?". It topped four Billboard charts and was certified platinum in the US. At the 2014 BRIT Awards, the album became their third to win British Album of the Year. Their sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018), was a major departure from the band's previous guitar-heavy work, instead being piano-oriented. It received a Best Alternative Music Album nomination at the 2019 Grammy Awards, their second to do so after Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.

In the United Kingdom, the band became the first independent-label band to debut at number one in the UK with their first five albums. The band have won seven Brit Awards; winning Best British Group and British Album of the Year three times, becoming the first band to ever "do the double" (that is, win in both categories) three times; a Mercury Prize for Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, an Ivor Novello Award, and 20 NME Awards. In addition, they have been nominated for six Grammy Awards, and received Mercury Prize nominations in 2007, 2013, and 2018. Both Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not and AM are included in NME's and different editions of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time lists.

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January 30, 2023

Kelly Clarkson Is ‘Sorta Hopin’ That You‘d Stay’ for This Arctic Monkeys Cover

The track just so happens to be the U.K. rockers' first entry on the Billboard Hot 100.

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January 24, 2023

Willie J Healey teams up with Jamie T on new song ‘Thank You’

The singer will release new album 'Bunny' in August and play 2023 gigs with Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine The post Willie J Healey teams up with Jamie T on new song ‘Thank You’ appeared first on NME.

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January 24, 2023

Inhaler say Arctic Monkeys are “the most lovely and welcoming guys”

The band are "searching for better leather jackets" to wear on their upcoming tour dates with AM The post Inhaler say Arctic Monkeys are “the most lovely and welcoming guys” appeared first on NME.

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November 5, 2022

Arctic Monkeys debut ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’ at first show since ‘The Car’ was released

They also played new versions of '505' and 'Four Out Of Five' The post Arctic Monkeys debut ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’ at first show since ‘The Car’ was released appeared first on NME.

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November 3, 2022

The UK’s most-streamed songs of 1952 to 2022 have been revealed

Arctic Monkeys, Dolly Parton, Nirvana, Radiohead, The Beatles, Adele and many more all feature in the special chart The post The UK’s most-streamed songs of 1952 to 2022 have been revealed appeared first on NME.

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October 30, 2022

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ Blasts in at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Week for an Album in 7 Years

Plus: Arctic Monkeys, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Jeezy & DJ Drama debut in top 10.

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October 28, 2022

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ becomes best selling album of 2022 after one week

The singer sold 204,000 copies of her 10th album in the UK, beating Arctic Monkeys to the top spot The post Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ becomes best selling album of 2022 after one week appeared first on NME.

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October 28, 2022

Arctic Monkeys to headline Open’er Festival 2023

The Sheffield band will head to Poland in June 2023 The post Arctic Monkeys to headline Open’er Festival 2023 appeared first on NME.

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October 27, 2022

Arctic Monkeys announced as first headliners for Bilbao BBK Live 2023

The Spanish festival returns next July The post Arctic Monkeys announced as first headliners for Bilbao BBK Live 2023 appeared first on NME.

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October 26, 2022

The Contenders: Taylor Swift Leads Billboard 200 Race by a Midnight Mile, Trailed by Arctic Monkeys & YoungBoy Never Broke Again

New sets from Jeezy & DJ Drama and Carly Rae Jepsen should also be factors in this week's race for the top spot.

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October 24, 2022

Taylor Swift currently outselling Arctic Monkeys with fastest-selling album of 2022

Both artists have sold over 100,000 records so far The post Taylor Swift currently outselling Arctic Monkeys with fastest-selling album of 2022 appeared first on NME.

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October 24, 2022

You Know What Else Sounds Great at Midnight? This New Arctic Monkeys Album

On The Car, Alex Turner and co. embrace big string arrangements, but harken back to the disco depression that made 2013's AM an instant classic

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October 24, 2022

Arctic Monkeys reflect on lasting impact of ‘A Certain Romance’

"Pushing the music that far out from what we’d done before initially felt contentious, to say the least" The post Arctic Monkeys reflect on lasting impact of ‘A Certain Romance’ appeared first on NME.

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October 23, 2022

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner says ‘The Car’ songs are ripe to “hang out in a stadium”

The band are playing a full UK stadium tour for the first time ever next summer The post Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner says ‘The Car’ songs are ripe to “hang out in a stadium” appeared first on NME.

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October 23, 2022

Arctic Monkeys programme special set for BBC Two’s ‘Later…With Jools Holland’

They'll perform songs from 'The Car' and older material, and chat to Holland for a show celebrating their career The post Arctic Monkeys programme special set for BBC Two’s ‘Later…With Jools Holland’ appeared first on NME.

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October 21, 2022

Arctic Monkeys sneak an obscure Nintendo reference into ‘The Car’

The Nintendo DS version of 'City Life' released in 2009 and is hard to come by The post Arctic Monkeys sneak an obscure Nintendo reference into ‘The Car’ appeared first on NME.

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October 21, 2022

Alex Turner tells us about Arctic Monkeys’ ‘505’ going viral on TikTok

"The attention around [the song] is really quite special" The post Alex Turner tells us about Arctic Monkeys’ ‘505’ going viral on TikTok appeared first on NME.

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October 21, 2022

Arctic Monkeys Motor on With ‘The Car’: Stream It Now

Every studio album from Arctic Monkeys has gone to No. 1 in the U.K. Will the indie-rockers keep the streak intact?

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October 19, 2022

Arctic Monkeys to headline Rock Werchter 2023 – the week after Glastonbury

They will be headlining the final day of the Belgian music festival The post Arctic Monkeys to headline Rock Werchter 2023 – the week after Glastonbury appeared first on NME.

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October 19, 2022

Self Esteem talks singing Arctic Monkeys while “spangled” and meeting Mr Blobby

Speaking to NME at the Mercury Prize 2022, Rebecca Lucy Taylor also told us about her TV ambitions, what to expect from her next album, and convincing the ceremony to give food to the homeless The post Self Esteem talks singing Arctic Monkeys while “spangled” and meeting Mr Blobby appeared first on NME.

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October 18, 2022

Arctic Monkeys share funky new song ‘I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am’

Their forthcoming new album 'The Car' is out later this week The post Arctic Monkeys share funky new song ‘I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am’ appeared first on NME.

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October 18, 2022

Watch Arctic Monkeys’ Video for New Song “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am”

A live recording of the latest track from The Car was shot last month at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre

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October 17, 2022

Watch Arctic Monkeys perform ‘Body Paint’ on German TV

The band's hugely anticipated new album 'The Car' lands this week The post Watch Arctic Monkeys perform ‘Body Paint’ on German TV appeared first on NME.

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October 14, 2022

Matty Healy on The 1975 being a “post-Arctic Monkeys” band

The frontman also told us that The 1975 "could still be the most important band of the '20s" The post Matty Healy on The 1975 being a “post-Arctic Monkeys” band appeared first on NME.

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October 13, 2022

Arctic Monkeys say their new song ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’ is reminiscent of the ‘AM’ sound

"There's still a bit of that dust in there" The post Arctic Monkeys say their new song ‘Sculptures Of Anything Goes’ is reminiscent of the ‘AM’ sound appeared first on NME.

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October 12, 2022

Arctic Monkeys explain the connection between all their albums

"There’s a path that goes from the first album to this album," Matt Helders said The post Arctic Monkeys explain the connection between all their albums appeared first on NME.

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October 11, 2022

Arctic Monkeys on ‘The Car’: “It took us a lot longer to get to the end point of this one”

"Remarkably, I don't know if I've ever listened to this one in a car" The post Arctic Monkeys on ‘The Car’: “It took us a lot longer to get to the end point of this one” appeared first on NME.

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October 10, 2022

Arctic Monkeys confirm 2023 European tour dates with Inhaler

Their world tour behind 'The Car' will take them through Germany, Scandinavia, France and beyond next spring The post Arctic Monkeys confirm 2023 European tour dates with Inhaler appeared first on NME.

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October 6, 2022

Arctic Monkeys announce extra tour dates for 2023 North American tour

The Sheffield band's tour in support of 'The Car' will kick off next August in Minneapolis The post Arctic Monkeys announce extra tour dates for 2023 North American tour appeared first on NME.

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Discs

The Car

October 21, 2022

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I Ain't Quite Where I Think I Am

October 18, 2022

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Body Paint

September 29, 2022

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There’d Better Be A Mirrorball

August 30, 2022

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Live at the Royal Albert Hall

December 4, 2020

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Arabella (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)

December 2, 2020

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505 (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)

November 19, 2020

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Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

May 11, 2018

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Spotify Singles

May 1, 2018

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One For The Road

December 9, 2013

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AM

September 9, 2013

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Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

September 2, 2013

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Do I Wanna Know?

July 18, 2013

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R U Mine? / Electricity

April 24, 2012

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Black Treacle

January 23, 2012

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Suck It and See

November 1, 2011

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The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

August 16, 2011

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Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

May 31, 2011

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My Propeller

March 23, 2010

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Cornerstone

November 17, 2009

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Humbug

August 25, 2009

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Crying Lightning

August 18, 2009

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Teddy Picker

December 25, 2007

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Fluorescent Adolescent

September 11, 2007

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Da Frame 2R / Matador

June 18, 2007

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Favourite Worst Nightmare (Standard Version)

April 24, 2007

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Brianstorm

April 3, 2007

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Leave Before The Lights Come On

October 31, 2006

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Who The F*** Are Arctic Monkeys?

May 9, 2006

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When The Sun Goes Down

February 21, 2006

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

February 21, 2006

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I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

November 29, 2005

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Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

May 30, 2005

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