Arctic Monkeys About

Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, England. 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. Their sound has changed extensively from album to album, gradually evolving from raw, youthful post-punk revival music to R ‘n’ B and jazz-inspired experiments.

All four original members of the band were devoted fans of hip-hop when they were younger, a genre that would have an immense influence on their later work, but it was the sound of The Strokes and The Libertines that would help shape their early style. The Arctic Monkeys became one of the first bands to find fame and recognition purely through internet publicity and social media; the Arctics used to sell their demos CDs at a bar where Alex Turner used to work, but due to the limited number of CDs, their fans started to upload them on the internet.

Initially, they refused to sign a record contract with any label through fear that they would want the band to change their songs, going as far as to refuse scouts guaranteed entry into their gigs. However, they eventually signed with Domino because of the “do it yourself” attitude of founder, Lawrence Bell, who ran the label from his own house.

The group released their scrappy, spirited debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not in 2006, an album that spawned their first UK No. 1 singles, “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and “When the Sun Goes Down”. They followed it up with Favourite Worst Nightmare in 2007, which took on a more mature lyrical direction, with tighter, more accessible hooks and melodies and more polished production. Their most accessible album to date is AM, which contains some of their catchiest and most notable singles, including the indie hit “Do I Wanna Know?.”

Arctic Monkeys subsequently took a five-year break from releasing albums, before returning with their polarising sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino in 2018.

Arctic Monkeys Lyricsby Popularity

1 Yama Yama by Yamasuki Singers (Ft. Daniel Vangarde & Jean Kluger) Arctic Monkeys 111 2 Batphone Arctic Monkeys 72 3 Star Treatment Arctic Monkeys 66 4 Dreamy Days by Roots Manuva Arctic Monkeys 62 5 I Got 5 on It by Luniz (Ft. Michael Marshall) Arctic Monkeys 56 6 Knee Socks (Live) Arctic Monkeys 55 7 She Looks Like Fun Arctic Monkeys 55 8 Despair in the Departure Lounge Arctic Monkeys 54 9 R U Mine? (Live) Arctic Monkeys 53 10 No Buses Arctic Monkeys 53 11 The Death Ramps Arctic Monkeys 53 12 Star Treatment (Live) Arctic Monkeys 51 13 The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala Arctic Monkeys 51 14 Black Treacle Arctic Monkeys 49 15 A Choice of Three by Alex Turner Arctic Monkeys 44 16 Cornerstone (Live) Arctic Monkeys 43 17 Arabella (Live) Arctic Monkeys 43 18 Grey Harpoon by The Coral Arctic Monkeys 43 19 505 (Live) Arctic Monkeys 42 20 From the Ritz to the Rubble (Live) Arctic Monkeys 41 21 Olio by The Rapture Arctic Monkeys 41 22 Balaclava Arctic Monkeys 41 23 A Certain Romance Arctic Monkeys 41 24 I Want It All Arctic Monkeys 40 25 Love Is a Laserquest Arctic Monkeys 40 26 From the Ritz to the Rubble Arctic Monkeys 40 27 Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? Arctic Monkeys 39 28 Library Pictures Arctic Monkeys 38 29 I Believe by Simian Mobile Disco Arctic Monkeys 38 30 The Bakery Arctic Monkeys 38 31 When the Sun Goes Down Arctic Monkeys 38 32 Anyways Arctic Monkeys 37 33 She's Thunderstorms Arctic Monkeys 37 34 Nettles Arctic Monkeys 37 35 Fluorescent Adolescent Arctic Monkeys 37 36 Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? Arctic Monkeys 37 37 Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? (Live) Arctic Monkeys 36 38 Four Out Of Five (Live) Arctic Monkeys 35 39 Suck It and See Arctic Monkeys 35 40 Evil Twin Arctic Monkeys 35 41 Vaudeville Villain by Viktor Vaughn Arctic Monkeys 35 42 Reasons by Minnie Riperton Arctic Monkeys 35 43 Break the Lock by Ty (UK) Arctic Monkeys 35 44 The View from the Afternoon Arctic Monkeys 35 45 Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But... Arctic Monkeys 35 46 When the Sun Goes Down Arctic Monkeys 35 47 Settle for a Draw Arctic Monkeys 35 48 Stickin' to the Floor Arctic Monkeys 35 49 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys 35 50 One Point Perspective (Live) Arctic Monkeys 34 51 I Haven't Got My Strange Arctic Monkeys 34 52 Do Me a Favour (Live) Arctic Monkeys 33 53 That's Where You're Wrong Arctic Monkeys 33 54 Crying Lightning (Live) Arctic Monkeys 32 55 The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala Arctic Monkeys 32 56 Dirt by The Stooges Arctic Monkeys 32 57 Electricity Arctic Monkeys 30 58 Fluorescent Adolescent Arctic Monkeys 29