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The Spinto Band announced as Arctic Monkeys support
American band "The Spinto Band" have been confirmed to support Arctic Monkeys on their North American tour. The promising new band from Delaware had already announced they would support Arctic Monkeys at a few UK gigs and now confirm they will be playing with the band on all US and Canda dates.

The North American Arctic Monkeys tour is as follows:

San Francisco Great American Music Hall (March 13)
Los Angeles Henry Fonda Theatre (15)
Chicago Metro (18)
Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre (21)
Montreal La Sala Rossa (22)
Boston Paradise Rock Club (23)
New York Webster Hall (25)
Philadelphia First Unitarian Church (26)
Washinton D.C 9:30 Club (27)
Seattle Crocodile Cafe (29)

The Spinto Band are set to release their new single "Direct To Helmet" on March 6 and will be present in Texas for the SXSW festival on March 17.
31 Jan 2006

Official Forum Back Up
Thankfully, after more than a full day of being offline, the Official Arctic Monkeys Forum is back online.
28 Jan 2006

Album Still On Course To "Smash Records"
Earlier in the week, the Arctic Monkeys debut album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" was predicted to become the fastest selling debut rock album. Today the album is on course to take the title of fastest selling debut album ever.

On the first day of the release, the album sold mroe than 100,000 records, selling out in many shops nationwide. According to chart experts it has now already sold over 250,000, well on course to break the record currently held by Hear'Say for their album 'Popstars', which sold 306,632 copies in 2001.

Gennaro Castaldo, an HMV spokesperson said:

"Saturdays are always our best sales days, particularly at the end of the month when salaries are being paid and people have more money in their pockets. There's now so much momentum with The Arctic Monkeys that we're confident the band can now write their way into the record books by taking the 'fastest-selling debut album' crown. It's also possible the band could claim membership of that rare club - artists with the number one album and number one single in the charts the same week."

When The Sun Goes Down is currently number one in the UK singles chart and apparently is ahead of second place by a few hundred records. It is very well possible that it could stay at the top for the second week running.
27 Jan 2006

Vote for the Arctic Monkeys
With numerous award ceremonies coming up, it is no surprise to see that the Arctic Monkeys are nominated for several different awards.

At the Nme Awards, the Arctic Monkeys are nominated for Best New Band, along with the Editors, Magic Numbers, Maximo Park and We Are Scientists.
You can vote for Arctic Monkeys - Best New Band by clicking here.
Arctic Monkeys are also nominated for Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Track (I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor). The NME awards take place on February 23rd at the London Hammersmith Palais.

Arcti Monkeys are also nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards this year. Voting for the award does not open until February 4th.
24 Jan 2006

Check Out Our New Video Downloads
We're very happy here at Mardy Bum to finally announce and launch our new Video Downloads page.

The demand for Arctic Monkeys videos has been huge for quite some time so we finally got round to organising a page packed full of videos for you to download.

The video downloads currently range from Jools Holland sessions, Live bootlegged gigs at the likes of the Astoria and the official viedos for their single releases.

Arctic Monkeys Video Downloads
23 Jan 2006


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