Biography

The Arctic Monkeys band began their music activity in 2002. This was the initiative shared by two Sheffield friends Alex Turner and Jamie Cook. Having mastered electric guitars simultaneously, they felt dissatisfied with useless playing the instruments at home and decided to build up a rock group. To form a classic quarter, they recruited their school fellows Andy Nicholson and Matt Hedlers. The predominant version of the reason why the lads took up this particular name for their formation is that Jamie Cook cherished the dream since his infant years to play in the band named this vey way. The first rehearsals of the beginning musicians took place at an abandoned warehouse, just to match the rock music canons. In summer 2003, Arctic Monkeys made their first appearance on the stage of one of the clubs in Sheffield. After a row of suchlike concerts in front of tiny audiences, the group began working on their demos to attach more attention to their activity. The records with their own compositions recorded poorly and quickly were distributed free of charge during the group’s performances. Technical difficulties limited greatly the ability to multiply these CDs, which prompted the first fans of Arctic Money establish the band’s page on MySpace to let more and more people get familiar with their music. Internet appeared the main channel of communication between the public and the young musicians.

In May 2005, Arctic Monkeys released their first EP under the title Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys, in a very limited edition of one thousand copies. However, the group did not oppose the distribution of the record via Internet without any profit to the musicians. In summer 2005, Arctic Monkeys showed up at prestigious festivals in Leeds and Reading drawing even more people under their colors. Surprisingly, the young performers did seek to find a label and produce official records. They look fully satisfied with the concert activity that brought them good funds and granted love and support of huge crowds. However, to meet the expectations of their fans, Arctic Monkeys finally inked up an agreement with Domino Records. The first single I Bet that You Look Good on the Dancefloor produced an effect of a rocket soaring to the heights of the charts. The material for the debut long player, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not, was ready long before its release. Demo variants of the most of the songs were available on-line. Although many knew what the record was like, the album became a smashing bestseller to pose a new example for all young bands. It hit the stores in the Great Britain in January 2006 and reached the American market in a month. The States welcomed it slightly cooler than back in England, yet it never affected the attendance of the band’s concerts during their first cross-Atlantic tour.

In April 2006, Arctic Monkeys returned to the stores with the EP Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? They stated they were not the type of an outfit that would play one and the same material for several years. By the moment they started preparing the second long player, Andy Nicholson, exhausted by the road life and heavy concert schedule, left the band leaving his position to Nick O’Mally. Favourite Worst Nightmare entered the market in April 2007 and within a week climbed the top of the charts. The last show from the promo tour took place in Manchester, December 2007. This gig was recorded and released on DVD. In January 2008, Arctic Monkeys once again escaped to the studio, ready to make the third full-length record. Live album At The Apollo featuring the concert given in Manchester was released in summer of 2009. A studio record surfaced soon afterwards under the title Humbug.

Studio Albums

Arctic Monkeys, AM mp3AM
2013
  • Britpop
  • Indie Rock
Arctic Monkeys, Suck It And See mp3Suck It And See
The British rockers Arctic Monkeys, who conquered charts in practically no time in 2006 released their new record. Suck It And See became the musicians’ fourth studio attempt
2011
  • Indie Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
Arctic Monkeys, Humbug mp3Humbug
The tireless Arctic Monkeys never stop giving their fans splendid records. Humbug is the third album by the British band released in three year; and yet another brilliant work
2009
    Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmare mp3Favourite Worst Nightmare
    A loud stir around Arctic Monkey's had barely calmed down when this British band made anther attempt to blow up the charts. These guys are not going to shelve their songs. Their new album Favorite Worst Nightmare is already here
    2007
      Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not mp3Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not
      Arctic Monkeys' debut has been hailed by the press as the most anticipated debut album since Oasis' Definitely Maybe. On Whatever People Say…they fuse all elements of Great British Music into concise four-minute blasts in a quite idiosyncratic manner
      2006

        Singles

        Arctic Monkeys, R U Mine? mp3R U Mine?
        2012
        • Garage Rock Revival
        Arctic Monkeys, My Propeller mp3My Propeller
        2010
        • Indie Rock
        • Neo-Psychedelia
        Arctic Monkeys, Cornerstone mp3Cornerstone
        2009
        • Indie Rock
        • Neo-Psychedelia
        Arctic Monkeys, Crying Lightning mp3Crying Lightning
        2009
        • Indie Rock
        • Neo-Psychedelia
        • Post-Punk

        EP

        Arctic Monkeys, Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? mp3Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
        2006
        • Garage Rock Revival
        • Indie Rock

        Lives

        Arctic Monkeys, At The Apollo mp3At The Apollo
        2008
        • Garage Rock Revival
        • Indie Rock
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