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Monkeys Set For Fastest Selling Album
The Arctic Monkeys' first record could become the fastest-selling debut rock album since records began, according to experts.

The band release 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' on Monday (January 23). Retailer HMV claim that their pre-oders suggest demand is the highest for any debut rock act since the release of Oasis' 'Definitely Maybe' in August 1994.

The album could sell up to 200,000 in its first week. Chart expert Gennaro Castaldo said: "We might be entering the Chinese Year of the dog, but as far as the Music Industry is concerned 2006 is very much the 'year of the monkey'. We haven't seen this level of excitement for a new artist since the Britpop-heralding arrival of Oasis more than 10 years ago.

"There has been a great vibe around the Arctic Monkeys for quite a few months now, but it usually takes much longer for a band to develop mainstream appeal and the commercial success that comes with it. The Arctic Monkeys seem to have managed this in just one leap - it's amazing how much impact they have had in such a short time."

The band's second single, 'When the Sun Goes Down', looks set to go to Number One this Sunday (January 22).

Source: NME
20 Jan 2006

Arctic Monkeys Reveal New Material!
And the first album hasn't even been released.

Arctic Monkeys have been speaking about new material - before their debut album has even been released.

Despite the massive hysteria around them, the Sheffield lads have been finding time to lay down some new tracks in recent weeks.

One track is the follow-up to album track 'Mardy Bum', as frontman Alex Turner explains: "It's called 'Do Me A Favour' which I played to a friend and he's right proper gone for it. It's the further adventures of the girl in 'Mardy Bum' - my ex".

Speaking about other material, Alex continued to The Star: "There's one that might be called 'Three Episodes Where Someone Else Got In The Way'. I can't decide if that's wank or not yet.”

"And 'I Wish You Would Have Smiled In The Bakery'. I’m looking forward to that 'un”

Source: Gigwise
20 Jan 2006

A Message Regarding Album Title/Daily Sun...
On behalf of all the Arctic Monkeys fans, namely those who reside at the band's Official Forum, We would like to say thank you for finding out the origin's of the new Arctic Monkeys album....5 WEEKS LATE!

As reported in the Daily Sun two days ago, the new album title "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" is a quote taken from the movie "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" but unfortunately, The Sun weren't the first to discover this, as both they and NME claimed.

The good old Arctic Monkeys faithful at the official forum discovered months ago that the title was from the movie and they go without due credit.

keep it up, fans.
20 Jan 2006

Arctic Monkeys Wannabes: Listen Up
Can you cover the 'Monkeys?

NME is looking for bands who 'borrow' a tune or two from Sheffield's finest

How much do you love the Arctic Monkeys? If you're in a band that boasts a cover of one of the Sheffield upstarts' hits in your set, NME wants to hear from you.

Think you do a nifty version of 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor'? Got 'When The Sun Goes Down' down pat?

Let us know and you could be the stars of a forthcoming NME article, no doubt ensuring that record companies and A&R men will come knocking at your door. Possibly.

You don't need to have played any gigs or be signed - in fact it's better if you're not.

All you need to do is send an email with Arctic as the subject that includes your contact details, a brief band biography and a picture to [email protected] by January 24 and your band could feature in NME.

Source: NME
20 Jan 2006

Arctic Monkeys on Cover of NME
For the second time, Arctic Monkeys will be the main front cover feature on this week's NME magazine.

According to NME, the magazine will talk about the upcoming Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, the new Arctic Monkeys "classic album" and the REAL story behind the band who'll rule 2006.

This week's NME is available nationwide now. go to for more info.
17 Jan 2006


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