What is a piledriver waltz? Four albums in and Turner was more creative than ever with this song carrying several different metaphors -— really, the plot is up to you. The sexy film clip that adjoins was given a similarly colourful varnish.
Dancefloor, still their biggest hit so far, captured the musical zeitgeist of the mids, with the post-punk and garage rock revivals allowing guitar bands to make a huge impact. When the Sun Goes Down followed its predecessor to No 1, and it was also the most structurally and lyrically multi-dimensional song on their debut album. A Certain Romance is on the surface a lament about the claustrophobia of living in a town untouched by imagination. Capitalising on their momentum, Favourite Worst Nightmare was recorded in December and produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, whose guidance added a dancier dimension and different genres for the group to pluck new inspiration from. Turner delivers his lines more akin to scat singing, while his counterparts laid down a ska-indebted rhythm, with a playful hurdy-gurdy guitar lead. Just as on their debut album, on their second Arctic Monkeys saved their best song until last. The gap between Favourite Worst Nightmare and Humbug found Arctic Monkeys adopting a darker sound, influenced by their friendship with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age , who co-produced the album.
Back in , the rock band Arctic Monkeys formed in Sheffield, England. Now consisting of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders, the band is largely regarded as one of the first bands to gain public attention via the internet. Largely launching off the back of their MySpace popularity, the band has released six studio albums, including their debut, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, that was the fastest-selling debut album by a band in UK chart history. For all your music needs, head over to Live
A Radio X poll found the much-loved Favourite Worst Nightmare track to be the most popular among fans of the Sheffield band. The Favourite Worst Nightmare track came out top in a poll of much-loved tracks from the Sheffield band in a knockout-style tournament, which pit them against everything from the band's debut single to AM favourite R U Mine? Despite never being released as a single, has always been a firm favourite among Arctic Monkeys fans, getting a huge reception during their live performances. Its introduction replicates Ennio Morricone's soundtrack for the iconic Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly , and it never fails to provide a stirring moment during their live sets, which is then followed by absolute chaos as a mass-singalong ensues. The two epic Finsbury Park shows, which took place consecutively on Saturday and Sunday 24 and 25 May , saw Alex Turner and co at their absolute peak - having just released their genre-defying AM album in Listen live or watch on Facebook and comment along in our Bank Holiday May extravaganza. Foo Fighters. See more Latest Arctic Monkeys News. Latest Videos. Arctic Monkeys Songs.