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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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Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’

posted by Oscar September 8, 2013

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The Arctic Monkeys’ first album, Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not, is pure 2kRock awesomeness and it made them one of my favorite modern bands. Now “the Monkeys” are releasing their 5th studio album, AM, and it’s sounding like a proper new effort. In interviews prior to this release, lead singer Alex Turner revealed that the new album was inspired by Black Sabbath and Dr. Dre. At first glance, it’s easy to notice the influence of the Godfathers of Metal, but Dre’s signature sound is a tad bit more difficult to hear. Overall, AM, delivers a great package that reminds us that Rock is not completely dead. Continue Reading

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MS MR – “Do I Wanna Know?” (Arctic Monkeys Cover) on ‘Live Lounge Late’

posted by Oscar August 22, 2013

MS MR went on the Live Lounge Late for Phil and Alice on BBC Radio 1 and covered the Arctic Monkey’s “Do I Wanna Know?” I’ve silently been obsessing over this track (the same one Alex Wiley sampled on “Earfucked”) for a while now and after hearing it it sure feels like this live cover does it a bit of justice. MS MR’s version is noticeably more Pop but it still retains the gloom and slight darkness of the original.

Check it out above.

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Video: Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”

posted by Oscar June 19, 2013

Arctic Monkeys have just unveiled their latest video for their new track, “Do I Wanna Know?” The visuals start out as simple sound waves bringing life to the music, before turning into crazy animations of weird birds and the lady you see above. The beat works perfectly for the sound wave idea and the animations are great. Check it out 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.