|'Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys' EP
NME have revealed the full details of the new Arctic Monkeys EP which will contain five tracks - four of them brand new.
The new EP entitled 'Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys' will be released on April 24 - only three months after their hugely successful debut album.
Already released on the LP back in January, 'The View From the Afternoon' will lead the EP and will be followed by four brand new songs.
The Tracklisting is as follows:
1. The View From The Afternoon
2. Cigarette Smoker Fiona
3. Departure Lounge
4. No Buses
5. Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys
So, although little to no details of these songs have been revealed yet, we can assume 'Cigarette Smoker Fiona' may be a newly edited version of old demo 'Cigarette Smoke' which is still among the top favourite tracks with Arctic Monkeys fans everywhere. And if the title doesn't say enough, Arctic Monkeys friend/legend/fan Queueman stated there is a line "Cigarette Smoke in Fiona's Eyes" in the song.
'From Despair To The Departure Lounge' was played solely by Alex in San Francisco on March 13 after bassist Andy's instrument temporarily failed, and details were given that the track was called 'Despair In The Departure Lounge' and a video download was made available here at Mardy Bum (Click Here) so it's pretty obvious that "Despair In The" has been replaced with "From Despair To The", although the official website does have the title as 'Despair In The Departure Lounge' as the title.
Fourth track 'No Buses' has never been mentioned but in an interview during the NME Awards tour, Alex mentioned that a reworking and renaming of old demo 'Wavin' Bye To the Train or Bus' had been made.
'Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys' was mentioned at the bottom of a Guardian article on the band way back on January 1, even before the release of 'When the Sun Goes Down' single and 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' album. Click Here to view it.
But what sets up more anticipation than anything else is the fact that we are still yet to hear recorded versions of the following, which were all tipped to be on the new EP:
- Leaving Before The Lights Come On - now a regular in the Arctic Monkeys live setlist.
- Do Me A Favour' - a follow-up of the girl in 'Mardy Bum'
- Three Episodes Where Someone Else Got In The Way
- I Wish You Would Have Smiled In The Bakery
By Shawy on 25 Mar 2006 12:24 am
I cant fookin wait for that EP. It sounds reyt good!!!!
By cress on 25 Mar 2006 12:31 am
can we pre-order it yet?
By john on 25 Mar 2006 01:13 am
try hmv online or keep checking amazon
By Jamie on 25 Mar 2006 02:07 am
could no buses be leave before the lights come on????
the lyrics would fit
By sidemouse on 25 Mar 2006 02:13 am
or... could "no buses" be "wavin' bye to the..."
I don't care what it is - I'll buy it.
By aaron on 25 Mar 2006 03:01 am
Any1 know if this'll be available in Ireland?
By dan on 25 Mar 2006 05:07 am
alex said in an interview which took place during the nme awards tour that they reworked train or the bus and gave it a new name. it could be the no buses song.
By Lies on 25 Mar 2006 12:39 pm
I want it, now :p I really can't wait, it sounds great but I want Leaving Before The Lights Come On on it lol, we'll see, but it's sooo fckn great that they are already bringing out something new!!
By adela on 25 Mar 2006 10:22 pm
I think "No buses" is changed "Wavin' bye to...". And I'm happy with it
Lucky you, people from GB! I guess in Poland it will be hard or unbelieveable to get this EP
By Jemi on 25 Mar 2006 10:27 pm
Is it going to be availible in the US???????? *hopes so* i cant wait
By anon on 26 Mar 2006 05:04 pm
whats an ep?
By Brad on 26 Mar 2006 09:27 pm
EP technically stands for "Extended Play [disc]". It is a legacy term from the phonograph record days. As such an EP was (about) 8 inches in diameter and included about 5-7 songs. By contrast an "LP" for Extended Play was about 14 inches and held about 12 songs. EPs were not very popular with American record shops and the term is generally not understood by the American public. In America people just called an LP an 'album' or today a 'CD'.
By Pepperland_girl on 27 Mar 2006 12:37 am
the best birthday gift I'll receive EVER!!! My Birthday is on April 23!! the only problem is buying this EP here in Brazil!! But I'll solve it, I need this EP!!!
By Jon on 27 Mar 2006 12:51 pm
ave to say'it...I am fukin obsessed wit dis band and that but I just hope that they keep to who they are and keep it real...if you watch the NME awards there are signs of something that is not them...please guys...keep it real and stay the same...I am a working class lad from up North and so are you....don't leave us!!!
By aaron on 27 Mar 2006 06:00 pm
ya, at the NMEs they they didnt seem the the same. The were probably just drunk tho
By ANON on 06 Apr 2006 07:16 pm
hey thanks brad! im english so i have no excuse for not knowing, oh dear.