Category: Arctic Monkeys

ARCTIC MONKEYS, Albert Hall – Evening Standard, 8 June 2018

Arctic Monkeys chose a suitably chintzy venue for the UK debut of their new lounge lizard personas. The bearded flamboyance of the Sheffield band’s latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, has divided fans, a piano-led concoction containing nothing for the lager-chuckers to bellow along to, but also featuring frontman Alex Turner’s most fascinating lyrical excursions. While too many working… Read more →

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS, Hackney Empire – Evening Standard, 4 April 2016

While his Arctic Monkeys bandmate Matt Helders is off playing in Iggy Pop’s band, Alex Turner has retreated to the familiar embrace of his old friend Miles Kane and reignited their 2008 side project. Kane has so far proved something of a liability – in one of the duo’s most significant comeback interviews, the journalist spent half of her article… Read more →

ARCTIC MONKEYS, Finsbury Park – Evening Standard 27 May 2014

Less than a year since they topped the bill at Glastonbury and kicked off the most successful spell of a never less than glittering career, Arctic Monkeys opened London’s outdoor gig season with a festival-sized show all their own. Now based in LA and selling nicely in the US, hoovering up awards for their fifth and very likely finest album,… Read more →

ARCTIC MONKEYS, Roundhouse – Evening Standard, 10 Sept 2013

Just specks in the distance at Glastonbury, Arctic Monkeys were large and in charge as they played at close quarters on the day they released their fifth album. Phase five of the quartet’s existence is their fullest transformation yet. The indie discos of Sheffield seem a world away now that all of them are based in LA and making slinky,… Read more →