It's Saturday which can mean only one thing, well, going with the past two weeks trend... Another Arctic Monkeys post. Last night the Sheffield band performed their second ever headline show at the world famous Glastonbury Festival and boy did they deliver. Revisiting the Pyramid stage, following on from their 2007 set, they played a hit laden set featuring cuts from their back catalogue along with opening the set with their new single "Do I Wanna Know?", rocking the 180,000 strong festival to its core. They were even joined by Miles Kane for set closer "505" and you can re-live the entire show below. The band have also recently enrolled the help of Dead Sons' lead singer Tom Rowley, or as Alex refers to him; "the white ranger" on keys for the current tour.
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Earlier this week Arctic Monkeys surprised fans with the annoucement of their fifth studio album, AM, set for release on September 9th. Today UK fans can rejoice as they've announced an arena tour to support it set for October/November. Check out the details below. No doubt some great footage will be up for grabs later in the week following their Glastonbury set this weekend. Maybe we'll even get a preview of another new track or two as we've already heard "Do I Wanna Know?" and "Mad Sounds" debuted live in recent weeks. Arctic Monkeys season is upon us. Let's embrace it.
Arctic Monkeys 2013 UK Tour:
22 October Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
23 October Manchester Arena
25 October London Earls Court
28 October Liverpool Echo Arena
29 October Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
31 October Birmingham LG Arena
1 November Glasgow Hydro
2 November Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
As I predicted on Saturday Morning, Arctic Monkeys have just out of the blue announced their fifth studio album, AM, which will be released on the 9th of September. It features twelve tracks, three of which we've already heard. The new single "Do I Wanna Know?" along with "Mad Sounds" and "R U Mine?" will be joined by another 9, some of which star some interesting sounding guest spots. Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, former member of The Coral, Bill Ryder-Jones and Elvis Costello's drummer too, Pete Thomas. It's been produced by James Ford, and co-produced by Ross Orton at two Los Angeles studios: Sage & Sound Recordingand Rancho De La Luna, Joshua Tree.
Mark your calendars and get excited. I'm sure we'll have plenty of previews before then. Also you should be extra pumped this week as the band are set to headline Glastonbury this weekend and it'll be televised on the BBC. Check out the new single and tracklist below.
1. Do I Wanna Know?
2. R U Mine?
3. One For The Road
5. I Want It All
6. No. 1 Party Anthem
7. Mad Sounds
9. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
10. Snap Out Of It
11. Knee Socks
12. I Wanna Be Yours
Last week we awoke on Saturday to a brand new track from Arctic Monkeys that they'd debuted in Sweden. On Wednesday the band released "Do I Wanna Know?" out of the blue ahead of more festival dates this weekend. So how about on this fine looking Saturday morning you treat yourself to some pro-shot footage of them performing at Best Kept Secret last night in the Netherlands. They even open with the new single straight off the bat. It's 30 minutes of some if their biggest hits via 3Voor12. I'm expecting an album announcement is on the not to distant horizon, but for now it's great to see these boys delivering night after night on the live circuit. Very excited to see their Glastonbury performance next weekend.
Well isn't this a nice Wednesday treat. We've recently heard two brand new tracks from Arctic Monkeys via the magic of shoddy mobile phone recorded live performances in the shape of "Mad Sounds" and "Do I Wanna Know?". The latter of which has now been offered up as a single and you can download it over here. Both tracks are expected to appear on their new album which they've hinted will drop in 2013. No official word yet but as this has just come out of the blue, I'm thinking good news is on the horizon.
We got to hear a brand new track from Arctic Monkeys just last month in the shape of "Do I Wanna Know?". While that song seemed to be a little dark and reminiscent of new Queens of the Stone Age, they've now premiered a softer track titled "Mad Sounds" live in Sweden. Performed during their set at Hultsfreds Festival, you can check out the live recording below that appeared online via the Arctic Monkeys US forums not too long ago. There's a nice little video too. Organ filled, and a definite nice mid-set break before the band performed "R U Mine?", it feels like a gentle breeze on a summers eve as it washes over you. Oh la la la.
Update: The band also played the track during the Danish NorthSide festival yesterday (Sunday 16th June). More footage can be seen below.
Sasquatch! 2013 came and went this past weekend, four days of incredible music, memorable friendships and drug addled debauchery. There is no better reason to navigate the beauty of eastern Washington state towards the gorgeous sights of The Gorge Amphitheatre. Graced with the winding currents of the Columbia River, the panoramic views are equalled only by the performances taking place there. Day one, Friday the 24th, saw a headlining performance from Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, representing their home state, as well as fantastic sets from Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Father John Misty, Japandroids and more. Kicking off the festival, there were memorable moments but also disappointing ones. See our recap of the first day below.
Remember 2012's Record Store release from Arctic Monkeys? It was the glorious and air drum worthy "R U Mine?". Since then though we've only had a few whispers of what the guys are up to via Matt Helders Mother. They're recording in the Desert but as to what new material is sounding like, that was a mystery. Until today that is.
Last night the Sheffield lads done good performed in Ventura, California and brought along with the a brand new track which has a few names being thrown around. The most popular one from a little dig around online though seems to be "Do I Wanna Know?". As is the norm these days, someone was on hand with their phone to record the entire thing. You can check it out below. We'll keep digging and try to find some better footage throughout the day. Arctics fans may also be pleased to hear that it sounds like the band dug into their back catalogue good and proper too, playing "Old Yellow Bricks" for the first time in years and some other oldies being thrown into the mix too. Check out the set list after the jump.