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Arctic Monkeys is an English alternative rock band formed on 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band Arctic Monkeys became one of the first acts to come to the public attention through fan-made demo tapes and online file-sharing.
It all started during the Christmas of 2001, where neighbors Alex Turner and Jamie Cook asked for instruments as holiday presents. Each received a guitar and when they learned how to play, they formed a band together with schoolmates Andy Nicholson and Matt Helders. They were involved in several lineup changes and eventually ended with Nick O'Malley replacing Nicholson.
On 2003, they began recording and rehearsing their materials and got their chance to play their first live gig on June 13 at The Grapes in Sheffield city. After several public performances, they were giving away free demo CDs to their fans.
Fans then uploaded their songs to the computers and upon realizing, their fame had already grown in North of England. They received attention from BBC Radio and British press.
Finally, they broke into the music scene on May 2005 via their debut single Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys that featured songs “Fake Tales of San Francisco” and “From the Ritz.” A few months after, they played during the Reading and Leeds Festival, an event for less known and unsigned bands, drawing an unusually large crowd.
To date, they had released four studio album including the 2011 release Suck It And See.
- Alex Turner
- Jamie Cook
- Matt Helders
- Nick O'Malley
- Andy Nicholson
- Glyn Jones
Awards & Certifications
|2006||Arctic Monkeys Best British Breakthrough Act|
|2007||Arctic Monkeys Best British Group|
|2007||Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Best British Album|
|2008||Arctic Monkeys Best British Group|
|2008||Best Live Act Nominated|
|2008||Favourite Worst Nightmare - Best British Album|
|2006||Arctic Monkeys Best New Band|
|2006||Best British Band|
|2006||Best Live Band - Nominated|
|2006||Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not Album of the Year|
|2006||"I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" - Best Track|
|2007||Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Best Album|
|2007||Scummy Man = Best Music DVD|
|2008||Arctic Monkeys Best - British Band|
|2008||Best Live Band - Nominated|
|2008||Favourite Worst Nightmare - Best Album Nominated|
|2008||"Fluorescent Adolescent" - Best Track|
|2008||"Teddy Picker" Best Music Video|
|2008||USA Favourite Worst Nightmare Best International Album|
|2009||"Arctic Monkeys at The Apollo" Best Music DVD|
|2006||Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not||4x Platinum||Gold|
|2007||Favourite Worst Nightmare||2x Platinum||Gold|
|Year||Album||UK Chart||AUSTRALIA Char|
|2006||Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not||1||1|
|2007||Favourite Worst Nightmare||1||2|
Tours & Concerts
- October 2-3, 2009 - Austin City Limits Music Festival
23 January 2006
23 April 2007
21 August 2009
|2005||"I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor"||Bang Bang||Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not|
|2007||"Brianstorm"||Bang Bang||Favourite Worst Nightmare|
|2009||"Crying Lightning"||Bang Bang||Humbug|
- First band in history to win ShockWaves NME Award for both category Best New Band and Best British Band at the same night in 2006.
Arctic Monkey has a unique style. They tell a different story in every track with great rhythm. Their beats are flawless and catchy. The band has a great talent for combining melody in their lyrics. --ericgo 08:00, 10 July 2009 (PST)