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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

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Famous as :

Indie rock band

Birth Date :

2002

Birth Place :

Sheffield, England

Claim to fame :

Single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" (2005)

Biography


The indie rock band, Arctic Monkeys had scored a chain of achievements early in their career. Their two singles 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' and 'When The Sun Goes Down' quickly soared to the top position of UK singles chart. As a result, their first album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not' was immediately sold 120,000 copies during the first week after its U.K. release on January 23, 2006, greasing the band's path to a U.S. release on February 21, 2006. The album later on gained the Best Album in the 2007 NME Awards. Following the worldwide circulation of their album, the scheduled World Tour was sold out in US alone, entitling them to serve the appetizer in 'Saturday Night Life' on March 11, 2006 and to proceed their music performances until July 8, 2006 in Kildare, Ireland. The British band, moreover, also stole the limelight at the 2006 ShockWaves NME Awards, taking 3 winnings out of 4 nominations, mainly for Best New Band, Best British Band and Best Track awards for 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'. What's more, their track 'When The Sun Goes Down' had somehow become so inspiring for a British producer Paul Fraser who later on produced two short films in the DVD titled 'Scummy Man' which also included the musical promo of 'When The Sun Goes Down'. The DVD was released on April 10, 2006 and won the Best Music DVD in the 2007 NME Awards.

Began their friendship in Barnsley College, Alex Turner and Matt Helders were at the very start already in the same music direction. After getting musical instruments as their Christmas gifts in 2002, Turner who took the lead vocal and guitar and Helders who preferred the drum officially formed the band in Sheffield, England the next year, recruiting two other members, Jamie Cook to handle the guitar and Andy Nicholson in the bass. Kept practicing and playing along the tunes of The White Stripes and The Vines, they earned their first gig on June 13, 2003 at The Grapes, a pub in the middle of Sheffield. Employing a unique method to make themselves a new sensation, they would self-record demos and made them available on the Internet. By late 2004, their downloadable music attracted the attention of BBC Radio 1 and some UK tabloids, thus began to lure fans at the same time.

Latest News


Arctic Monkeys Debuts 'Arabella' Music Video

March 03, 2014 09:00:42 GMT

has debuted the official music video for their newest single, "Arabella". Shot in black and white, the four-minute clip opens with a parental advisory warning before giving glimpses at the British four-piece performing the song in a room.
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Arctic Monkeys, HAIM and Lily Allen Among NME Awards Winners

February 27, 2014 07:11:30 GMT

The full winners list of 2014 NME Awards has been unveiled. was the biggest winner as they took home the top prizes in five categories including Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Fan Community.
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The 2014 BRIT Awards Complete Winners List: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Win Big

February 20, 2014 01:54:19 GMT

The full winners list of 2014 BRIT Awards has been revealed. and managed to take home multiple awards at the event to honor the best in British music that was held on Wednesday night, February 19 at London's O2 Arena.
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Katy Perry and Arctic Monkeys Enlisted to Perform at BRIT Awards

November 29, 2013 07:41:48 GMT

and have been announced as the performers for the upcoming BRIT Awards. One of the biggest music events in the U.K., it is set to take place at London's O2 Arena on February 19, 2014.
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Arctic Monkeys and Dizzee Rascal Rock Day 1 of 2013 Glastonbury Festival

June 29, 2013 04:00:41 GMT

After taking a year off last year in lieu of the London Summer Olympics, the 2013 Glastonbury Festival returned with a bang Friday, June 28 at the Pilton farms in Somerset, in South West England. The four-day music fest kicked off with headliners the supported by a packed line-up of performers that included , Liam Gallagher's new band, and many more.
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Olympics Opening Ceremony Soundtrack Tops iTunes Charts

July 30, 2012 02:56:22 GMT

"Isles of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games" has topped the charts in several countries. The double-disc release was made available for download some time shortly after the ceremony took place.
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Video Premiere: Arctic Monkeys' 'Don't Sit Down'

April 15, 2011 06:59:16 GMT

' latest music video filmed to support their single "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" has just been unveiled. It's filled with colorful, yet blurry images of random footage ranging from the band's live performance to a televised soccer match among other things.
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Arctic Monkeys Debut 'Brick by Brick' Music Video

March 05, 2011 07:32:54 GMT

have just premiered a music video in support of their new single "Brick by Brick". It features a girl chilling out in her home, smoking a cigarette and playing a vinyl of the song. Some shots of the band hanging out on the beach are inserted in between the footage.
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New Look at Sentinel Prime and Optimus Prime in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

March 01, 2011 06:36:10 GMT

The new issue of Empire magazine features Sentinel Prime on the cover page, giving another look at the new character as it will be seen in "". The Autobot has been featured in a teaser trailer for the movie as well as in form of a toy picture. According to the magazine (via TFW2005), Sentinel Prime is "a big brother and mentor to Optimus Prime," which is also exposed in the new image.
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Eminem and Arctic Monkeys Picked to Headline V Festival

March 01, 2011 06:03:27 GMT

and the have signed up to headline the V Festival in England in August. The two acts will alternate top-of-the-bill slots at parkgrounds in Chelmsford and Stafford on the weekend of August 20 - 21 August.
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Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys Taking Hiatus After 'Freak Accident'

September 16, 2010 04:56:27 GMT

rocker Matt Helders is on hiatus from playing drums - he broke his arm during a workout in a boxing ring. The British musician was sparring with a pal at a gym when he suffered a painful crack in his left arm.
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Winners List of 2010 NME Awards, Jonas Brothers Voted Worst Band

February 25, 2010 02:42:50 GMT

This year, Shockwaves NME Awards has been held at the O2 Academy Brixton Wednesday, February 24. Leading the winners list of the annual event were such bands as , and with two prizes.
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Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian Lead Nominations of 2010 NME Awards

January 26, 2010 04:11:51 GMT

The shortlist of this year's nominations at the Shockwaves NME Awards have been revealed on Monday, January 25 during a launch party at the London Tabernacle with a live performance from The Maccabees. and lead the pack with six nods each.
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