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Arctic Monkeys: Multi-Layered Pop Nostalgia

Monday, August 19, 2013

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Arctic Monkeys’ upcoming fifth album, AM, contains all the heavy guitar riffs, pounding drums, and delicate crooning that has sustained the group’s success since 2006's smash hit Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Yet the U.K. band is embarking on a more experimental phase by incorporating new sounds: The opening synth-sounding drum beat is in fact heavily compressed foot stomps and knee slaps.

AM expands from there, with the subdued freneticism of songs that frontman Alex Turner says draw from sources as diverse as Black Sabbath, Ike Turner, and Aaliyah. Turner and drummer Matt Helders play an acoustic set live from the Soundcheck studio.





Set List:

  • "Do I Wanna Know?"
  • "Mad Sounds"
  • "Suck It And See"


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Comments [15]

Wilmer from Puerto Rico

I'm from Puerto Rico. I feel proud now. :D

Sep. 02 2013 07:30 PM

Mad sounds, wow sounds amazing acoustic. Never fail to amaze me :)

Aug. 16 2013 04:05 PM
Kennia from México

México loves you Alex. You're so perfect. PS the new video is so cool

Aug. 16 2013 03:15 PM
Aga from poland

Come to Poland again!! <3 <3

Aug. 16 2013 03:09 PM

Hey folks! Thanks for listening! We wrapped up the segment at about 2:25 (our player may suggest that it goes until 3, but it's a bug.) Just posted the interview and performance above, in case you missed it. Enjoy and explore the rest of!

Aug. 16 2013 02:51 PM

awesome interview and performances so far, but why has the show stopped halfway through?

Aug. 16 2013 02:40 PM
juan pablo ARGENTINA from mar del plata

I want the intervieww fileee pleasee
love guys from ARG

Aug. 16 2013 02:39 PM
Berenice from México

I can't wait to see you in Mexico, we love you. <3

Aug. 16 2013 02:36 PM

Hi, we are Arctic Monkeys and you are HOT

Aug. 16 2013 02:31 PM
Algerich from Philippines

Is it done already? I thought it's until 3am? Nice acoustic versions though for Do I Wanna Know, Mad Sounds, and Suck It and See.

Aug. 16 2013 02:30 PM
Marcos from Argentina (too)


Aug. 16 2013 02:28 PM
Luli from Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Aug. 16 2013 02:27 PM
ale from mexico

Saludos, from México, i'm waiting to see you in october #corona cápital 2013

Aug. 16 2013 02:26 PM
Gusy from Argentina

Alex plis talk about Argentina's fans. We love you

Aug. 16 2013 02:23 PM

This interview is amazing, I'm a long time fan of the Arctic Monkeys, and it's nice to get incite into the new album, and who the Arctic Monkeys are developing themselves to be, as artists. From 2006 until 2013, you guys are all still so amazing. I cannot wait for the tour, to buy the album, and to listen to it on repeat as I've done with all the other ones. You're all such inspirations. Also, Alex, your voice is amazing. Keep on doing what you do, we'll all make this AM record number 1.

- Much love, Anita

Aug. 16 2013 02:15 PM

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