English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys is known as among the first few bands that came to public attention via the internet. In doing so, they played a key role in revolutionizing the concept of music marketing. Having gained a lot of popularity on fan websites, the musicians were signed by Domino Records. Since then they have produced classic hits such as A Certain Romance, I Bet You Look Good on the Dance floor and Fake Tales of San Francisco.
Arctic Monkeys currently comprises members Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Matt Helders and Nick O’Malley. The rockers latest studio album AM came out in 2013. It was a massive success and since then fans have been anticipating the band’s next album release. In an interview with the magazine The Ride, bassist Nick O’Malley hinted that a new record might come out in 2018.
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Arctic Monkeys played its first gig at The Grapes in Sheffield City Centre in June of 2003. Soon after, the musicians began recording demo tapes at f2ly studios. They recorded around eighteen songs and distributed the same at their live concerts in the form of CDs. These tracks became massively popular on fan based websites such as MySpace. This further increased the demand for the band’s recordings and live performances.
In 2005, Arctic Monkeys was signed by the renowned label, Domino Records. Their first single released via the label was I Bet You look Good on the Dance floor. The song went on to top the UK Singles chart.
Arctic Monkeys finished recording their debut studio album in September of 2005. It was released the following year by Domino Records. Titled Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, the album sold more than 360,000 copies within the first week of release. By doing so, it became the fastest selling debut record by a band in the UK. It’s the only record which features bassist Andy Nicholson. He was later replaced by Nick O’Malley.
UK's renowned NME magazine went on to declare the record as the 5th Greatest British Album of All-time.
Following a tremendously positive response in Britain, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not hit the shelves in the US after a month. Selling around 34,000 copies in its first week, it became the second fastest selling album by a debut indie rock band in the US. Initially the critics in the US felt the band was overrated, however their doubts were put to rest when the band performed an immensely successful North American tour in June, 2006. Each stop drew in thousands of attendees and each performance was reviewed highly by the critics.
Arctic Monkeys followed up the success of their debut music record with the album Favorite Worst Nightmare in 2007. Just like Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, the album reached the top spot on the UK Albums chart. The first two singles from the record, Brianstorm and Fluorescent Adolescent were both top hits in the UK. The album bagged a BRIT Award for Best British Album in 2008. In the US, it sold over 40,000 copies in its first week of release.
The band’s third music album Humbug marked a change in their sound. Its theme and lyrics reflected a sense of maturity. All the songs were written by the band members themselves. Among the most famous tracks on the record are Crying Lightning, Cornerstone and My Propeller.
The year 2011 saw the release of the indie rockers’ fourth music album titled Suck It and See. Selling around 150,000 copies around the world within the first week of release, the album was produced by the band’s longtime collaborator and English musical composer, James Ford. In the US, the title of the album was covered with a sticker in some big-box retailers, thinking it was ‘rude’ and ‘disrespectful.’ Later it was clarified and brought to attention by the band that the title is an English idiom which means that something must be tried first. It had also been used in a headline of the British publication The Economist.
The lyrics on the record were written by Alex Turner. Among the most popular tracks on the collection are The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala, Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair and the title song.
AM is the most recent studio effort by Arctic Monkeys. Released in 2013, the album features appearances by guest artists including Josh Homme, Bill Ryder and Pete Thomas. Among the biggest hits off the record are Why’s You Call Me When You’re High, One for the Road and Do You Wanna Know.
With AM, Arctic Monkeys became the first ever independent-label band to debut at the top spot in the UK with their first five records. It is also considered the band’s breakthrough album in the US. Its song Do I Wanna Know was their first one to chart the Billboard Hot 100.
AM made it to NME’s 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time list. Besides, it was named Best Album of 2013 by the same magazine and bagged a nomination for the 2013 Mercury Prize in the category of Best Album.
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In their music career so far, Arctic Monkeys have won a total of seven Brit Awards. They have also been nominated at the Grammy Awards thrice. The band headlined the Glastonbury Festival twice, first in 2007 and then in 2013.
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