How did Arctic Monkeys get their name?
The band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. Their name was suggested by guitarist Jamie Cook, who had, according to drummer Matt Helders, “just always wanted to be in a band called Arctic Monkeys”.
What are Arctic Monkeys known for?
Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band from Sheffield, hailed as one of the first bands to use social media to gain mainstream attention, and best known for their first single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’.
Who named Arctic Monkeys?
According to Helders, Jamie Cook came up with the name at school before the band existed, saying “He just always wanted to be in a band called Arctic Monkeys.
How Arctic Monkeys become famous?
The Arctic Monkeys began to gain popularity as they handed out CDs, containing their 18 demo tracks, at various gigs. The group also gained quite the following on the social media platform MySpace, and are now described as one of the first bands to come to the public’s attention through the Internet.
Is Arctic Monkeys a rock?
Arctic Monkeys’ musical style has been mainly described as indie rock, garage rock, post-punk revival, psychedelic rock, alternative rock, post-Britpop, stoner rock, guitar pop, post-punk, punk rock, and hard rock.
How did Arctic Monkeys meet?
The Arctic Monkeys were formed in mid-2002 by friends Alex Turner, Matt Helders, and Andy Nicholson. Turner and Helders were neighbours and close friends, and they met Nicholson in secondary school.
What were the Arctic Monkeys called before?
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002….
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What was the Arctic Monkeys first hit?
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Ten years ago, on 23 October 2005, Arctic Monkeys’ debut single I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor went straight in at No 1.
Where do Arctic Monkeys live?
The 34 year-old has been residing in Los Angeles since the release of the band’s fifth record ‘AM’, but has now moved to East London with French singer-songwriter Louise Verneuil. It means that all four members of the Monkeys are back living in the UK, potentially allowing them to reconvene on another project.