The indierock scene in England was transformed when Arctic Monkeys hit the airwaves in 2005 with their first single, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor." On the UK Singles Chart, the track instantly debuted at No. 1, and its follow-up, "When the Sun Goes Down," topped the chart as well. These successful releases generated significant interest in the band's first album, and Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not subsequently became the quickest-selling debut in British history. Arctic Monkeys bolstered their credentials with the garagepunkFavourite Worst Nightmare (featuring "Fluorescent Adolescent") in 2007 and the GothicindustrialHumbug in 2009. In 2013, they achieved worldwide acclaim for AM, which included the hit singles "Do I Wanna Know?" and "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" Their 2018 release, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, ended a five-year hiatus and marked an exciting experimental turn for the group by incorporating jazzlounge and space-pop elements. Naturally, the groundbreaking record is being promoted with a huge world tour and several festival appearances.
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Who are the members of Arctic Monkeys?
Arctic Monkeys has had a stable four-person line-up since 2006. In addition to Turner providing rhythm guitar and vocals, the band showcases lead guitarist Jamie Cook, drummer Matt Helders and bassist Nick O'Malley. Founding member Andy Nicholson departed the band shortly after their first album.
Do members of Arctic Monkeys have any side projects?
When Arctic Monkeys performs live with Richard Hawley or Miles Kane, the band commonly uses "Death Ramps" as its moniker. This covert alias has been applied in the past for secretive fan-club shows. Five of the group's songs have been recorded in the studio and released as B-sides for Arctic Monkeys singles. These tracks are "Bad Woman," "Nettles," "You and I," "Little Illusion Machine" and "Death Ramps."
What are some other Arctic Monkeys B-sides?
These musicians are prolific in the studio, so their library has more deep cuts than the average band. Rare tracks that occasionally make live cameos include "I Haven't Got My Strange," "Sketchead," "Electricity," "Anyways" and "Fright Lined Dining Room."Back to Top