“Arctic Monkeys” is the British rock group created in 2002 in Sheffield. The participants of the group were Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Jamie Cook, and Nick O'Malley. Two of their debut singles — “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and “When the Sun Goes Down” — headed the British national chart. Despite the fact that many songs were already available on the Internet, experts predicted the destiny of the blockbuster to the album. They weren't mistaken.
About Arctic Monkey
The album “Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not” broke all records of sales. In the USA, the release let out a month later, and for the first week, about 350 thousand copies were distributed. The American critics met young British frostier than their British colleagues, but the American tour of “Arctic Monkeys” took place successfully, and almost each performance of the group was followed by flatter responses from the same critics.
Meanwhile in Great Britain the NME magazine put a debut album of the group on the 5th line in the list of the greatest British albums. Moreover, at the Awards NME 2006 it received three awards (based on vote of admirers) at once: "The best British group", "The best new group", and "The best track" (“I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”).
Changes in the Group
Soon after the EP release, the group declared that the bass player Andy Nicholson wouldn’t take part in the forthcoming round Northern America and left the group to be engaged in his own project.
In 2007, “Brianstorm” is the first song from a new disk. The recording, which received the name “Favourite Worst Nightmare”, occupied the first place in the UK Albums Chart. Though “AM” at first let out only one single, all 12 tracks from a new album got to the Top 200 of singles.