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Video: Arctic Monkeys – “Snap Out Of It” on ‘Jools Holland’

posted by Oscar October 23, 2013

The Arctic Monkeys hit another major BBC show, Later with Jools Holland, and played a different-than-the-usual cut off new album AM. I dig “R U Mine?” and “Do I Wanna Know?” (key tracks on the album) but its refreshing to see another track played live, especially “Snap Out Of It.” It sounds livelier than how it comes off in the studio version, shining a different, better light on the track.

See that performance above. The band also played “R U Mine?” that night and you can see it here.

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Video: Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” (Acoustic)

posted by Oscar October 22, 2013

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Matt Helders hit up Avatar Studios in New York and played a live, acoustic version of their track “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” The stripped down version actually sounds pretty good still with just a guitar and a xylophone(?).

See that clip above.

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Arctic Monkeys Perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

posted by Oscar October 17, 2013

After being bumped the night they were originally scheduled to perform due to that now famous Kanye West interview, Arctic Monkeys finally performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band played “Do I Wanna Know?” (seen above) and “R U Mine?”, the two biggest tracks from their latest release, AM.

See the latter after the jump. Continue Reading

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Video: Arctic Monkeys Live In The Red Bull Sound Space At KROQ

posted by Oscar October 11, 2013

Earlier this month Arctic Monkeys played some tracks from their latest album, AM, live in The Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ in Los Angeles. This week the band put the footage of the band performing “Do I Wanna Know?” (shown above) and “R U Mine?” on their YouTube page, which you can check out now.

Hit the jump to see them perform “R U Mine?” Continue Reading

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Video: Arctic Monkeys feat. Josh Homme – “Knee Socks” live at The Wiltern (LA)

posted by Oscar October 4, 2013

Recording at live shows tends to get a bad rep for all sorts of reasons, but then sometimes someone captures a cool moment like this that can now be shared with the world. Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme was a known collaborator of the Arctic Monkeys on their latest project, and the other night he joined the band at LA’s The Wiltern to help them perform “Knee Socks.”

Shot in black and white (or most likely just uploaded with that filter), this clip is of a pretty decent quality. Plus, the song is awesome. See it above.


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Video: Arctic Monkeys – “Hold On We’re Going Home” (Drake cover)

posted by Oscar September 13, 2013

The Arctic Monkeys are all over the place these days since the release of their new album, AM. The British band went on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to play a live set which included a cover of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home.” I’m not a big fan of Drake, and this may make me sound bias, but I kind of dig this adaptation of the singer’s R&B-Pop track.

It sounds like a Disco track and Turner’s vocals work perfectly. Hear it above.

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Video: Arctic Monkeys Unveil New Song, “Do I Wanna Know?” Live

posted by Oscar May 23, 2013

The Arctic Monkeys used their return to the live stage to debut a new track called “Do I Wanna Know?” At their first live show in almost a year, the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, California saw Alex Turner and the rest of band play the new track which sounded a bit like Humbug-era “Monkeys,” boasting a slightly heavy sound and slower tempo. It definitely sounds good and may very well turn into a fist pumping anthem at future shows.  The band are expected to release their fifth album later this year.

The band last performed live at the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in July of last year, after their Suck It And See tour, which ended at Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival in June 2012. The band will appear at Sasquatch Festival in Washington on Friday (May 24) and will play six more US dates before jetting across the pond for their run of European festival dates, which includes a headline set at Glastonbury Festival on June 28.
Props to YouTube user Maddy Farkas for the clip.