Arctic Monkeys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: indie rock indie british rock alternative seen live alternative rock britpop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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The remarkable rise of this UK indie rock outfit can be attributed to the power of the Internet in helping promote unknown bands. The Arctic Monkeys were an underground phenomenon who gained mainstream recognition when their witty, literate post-punk stomper ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ reached the top of the UK singles chart in November 2005.

The band was formed in Sheffield, Yorkshire in 2002 by songwriter Alex Turner (Alexander David Turner, 6 January 1986, Sheffield, England; guitar/vocals), Jamie Cook (b. 8 July 1985, England; guitar), Andy Nicholson (bass), Matt Helders (b. Matthew Helders, 7 May 1986, England; drums) and Glyn Jones (vocals), although the latter soon left the line-up. The remaining quartet built up a cult following through extensive gigging and early on in their career began releasing demo material on the Internet. They brazenly flouted the conventional methods used by new bands to achieve...

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