Listen to brand new Arctic Monkeys song

Listen to brand new Arctic Monkeys song

Arctic Monkeys have unveiled a brand new track titled Anyways – and you can listen to it right here. The Sheffield band’s newbie is a previously unreleased effort, lifted from the B-side of their Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino 7″, which arrives today. Anyways was first announced last month as Arctic Monkeys unveiled Warp Speed Chic, a mini documentary directed by filmmaker Ben Chappell, which documents the recording of ‘Tranquility Base…’. Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt…

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Rare pre-fame interview with Arctic Monkeys unearthed

Rare pre-fame interview with Arctic Monkeys unearthed

A never-before-heard interview with a pre-fame Arctic Monkeys has been unearthed by music podcast Demo Tapes. The interview with frontman Alex Turner and drummer Matt Helders was recorded in April 2015, when the Sheffield band were still unsigned and six months away from exploding into the national consciousness with their chart-topping debut single I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor. Music journalist Rick Martin recorded the interview for a legendary feature in NME, which touted…

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Jorja Smith among nominees for Mercury Music Prize – see the shortlist here

Jorja Smith among nominees for Mercury Music Prize – see the shortlist here

This year’s Mercury Music Prize shortlist has been revealed – you can check out the shortlist here. As expected, the shortlist includes Arctic Monkeys, for latest album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Wolf Alice, for second album Visions Of A Life, and Jorja Smith’s brilliant debut Lost & Found. Florence And The Machine get a nod for High As Hope, while Lily Allen (No Shame) and Noel Gallagher (Who Built The Moon?) are also in…

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Arctic Monkeys special to air on BBC tonight

Arctic Monkeys special to air on BBC tonight

An Arctic Monkeys special will air tonight on BBC2 (June 8) . The Sheffield indie band are the latest big-name act to be the subject of an ‘At The BBC’ special, following in the footsteps of U2, Harry Styles, Sam Smith and Adele, amongst others. Posting on their official Twitter page, Arctic Monkeys wrote: “Tune in to @BBCR1 tonight at 7pm BST for our ‘Live At The BBC Special’. It will be televised tomorrow, 8…

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Noel Gallagher gives his opinion on new Arctic Monkeys album

Noel Gallagher gives his opinion on new Arctic Monkeys album

Noel Gallagher has given his opinion Arctic Monkeys’ divisive new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – and he seems less than impressed. Appearing on Radio X, the rent-a-quote former Oasis man was asked for his thoughts on the new album. “Do you know what? I’ve just been listening to it in the car today on the way here… And I don’t know what to make of it,” he replied. Host Gordon Smart then brought…

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Alex Turner discusses Arctic Monkeys new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Alex Turner discusses Arctic Monkeys new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Despite reports to the contrary, Alex Turner has said that he was “never interested” in the new Arctic Monkeys‘ album being released as a solo effort. Last month, bandmate Jamie Cook revealed that the Sheffield indie band’s soon-to-be-released sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, was at one point going to be a Turner solo record, because the music was primarily “quite basic”. But now, in an interview with German website Intro, Turner has said…

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Arctic Monkeys announce UK arena tour

Arctic Monkeys announce UK arena tour

Hot on the heels of the announcement of forthcoming new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Arctic Monkeys have announced details of a UK and Ireland tour, taking place in September this year. Sadly, the Sheffield indie icons haven’t announced any Scottish gigs, but they will play a series of huge arena shows in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Dublin and Newcastle. Available for pre-order on their official store now, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is…

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Noel Gallagher responds to Live Forever being voted best British song ever

Noel Gallagher responds to Live Forever being voted best British song ever

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh this summer, Noel Gallagher has responded to Oasis’ Live Forever being voted the best British song ever. The iconic Manchester band’s third single from their 1994 debut Definitely Maybe came out on top in a new Radio X poll, which featured no fewer than five Oasis songs in its top 10. Live Forever beat Bohemian Rhapsody to the top spot. The Queen classic had topped the station’s annual Best…

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Queen + Adam Lambert confirmed as final headliners for TRNSMT Festival

Queen + Adam Lambert confirmed as final headliners for TRNSMT Festival

Rock legends Queen + Adam Lambert have been confirmed as the final headliners for this summer’s TRNSMT Festival, with Texas, The Darkness and The Temperance Movement also confirmed to join the bill. Queen + Adam Lambert’s appearance at TRNSMT is the only show the band are to perform in the UK this summer outside of their three earlier sold out London concerts. The announcement of Friday 6 July’s unmissable line-up confirms TRNSMT 2018’s headliners as…

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Watch: The Sherlocks unveil acoustic video for Chasing Shadows ahead of Edinburgh gig

Watch: The Sherlocks unveil acoustic video for Chasing Shadows ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh next week, Sheffield four-piece The Sherlocks have unveiled a new acoustic video for Chasing Shadows. You can watch it right here. The track is lifted from the young band’s debut album, Live For The Moment. The Sherlocks’ debut album was released last year to rave reviews and entered the official UK charts at No.6, making it the biggest selling debut album for a band this year. “It’s starting to…

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