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Arctic Monkeys Biography

Name: Arctic Monkeys
Origin: Sheffield
Genre: Indie Rock
Record Label: Domino Records


Name: Alex Turner
Age: 19
Does: Guitar, Vocals
Name: Jamie Cook (Cookie)
Age: 20
Does: Guitar
Name: Andy Nicholson
Age: 19
Does: Bass Guitar
Name: Matt Helders
Age: 19
Does: Drums

History (from Wikipedia):

Arctic Monkeys are a four-piece indie rock band from Sheffield, England that have been described as a northern Libertines, but many fans of the band suggest that they have an even brighter future ahead of them.

They received a great deal of early attention from Radio 1 and the British tabloid press for their catchy songs and witty lyrics. The appearance they made on the Carling Stage at the 2005 Reading and Leeds Festivals was much hyped by the music press, the NME in particular, and the band was received by an abnormally large crowd for the billing they played. The superb performance even included spontaneous sing-a-longs from the more madly devoted fans of the band. Impressively, this included tracks that were only available as demos on the internet. It was at this time that vocalist Alex Turner took the opportunity to rebuff claims that his band could not live up to the hype that has followed their emergence, and declared, "It feels like a moment, us playing here."

In May 2005 Arctic Monkeys released their debut single Five Minutes with the Arctic Monkeys, featuring the songs Fake Tales of San Francisco and From the Ritz to the Rubble. This release was limited to 1000 in CD format and 500 in 7". In June 2005 the band were signed to Domino Records, and they are due to release their next single, (Bet You) Look Good on the Dancefloor on 17th October 2005 with Bigger Boys and Stolen sweethearts and Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick as the B-sides. The video is now on MTV2 and Radio 1 have put it on thier C-List

In September 2005 the band finshed recording their debut album at a studio in Lincolnshire which is due for release in February 2006.

Arctic Monkeys start a UK and worldwide tour starting on 2nd of October 2005 at The Cavern in Liverpool the tour which includes 30 dates finishes on the 23rd of November 2005 in Tokyo.

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