"Arctic Monkeys " are a four-piece indie rock/post-punk revival band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, England. Their first two singles, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" and "When the Sun Goes Down", both went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart, and the band's debut album, ''Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'', holds the record for the largest first week sales of a debut album in UK history. The band won "Best New Act" at the 2006 Brit Awards, and became the first band to win NME Awards for "Best New Band" and "Best British Band" in the same year.
The band have recently started a tour of Australia and New Zealand, kicking the tour off in Auckland, NZ, on the 28th of July.
Originally established in 2002, the band currently consists of Alex Turner on lead vocals and guitar, Jamie Cook playing rhythm guitar, Matt Helders on drums and backing vocals and Nick O'Malley, bass guitarist (formerly Andy Nicholson). The band names Oasis and The Strokes among their influences; Turner has said that he respects the former band in particular.
In 2001, neighbours Alex Turner and Jamie Cook asked for instruments as a Christmas pres...
|music genre||Indie Rock, post-punk revival|
|current members||Alex Turner|
|past members||Arctic Monkeys members#Andy Nicholson|