Alex and Matt from The Arctic Monkeys chat with Pete Mar at the 2011 Outside Lands Festival on this episode of B-Sides.
The Arctic Monkeys began in 2002 in their native Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England. One of their early hits was Fake Tales Of San Francisco, but this year was their first time playing at Golden Gate Park. Pete asked if there was anything resembling it back home.
“On a good day, in the park, you’ll get a barbecue going, and people playing rounders (which is like girly baseball).”
After gaining prominence in the UK, the band has played festivals all over the world, including Lollapalooza, Leeds and Reading. What’s their most memorable? “Glastonbury is hard to beat.”
Their fourth studio album, Suck It And See, was released this June to mostly positive reviews for its hard rocking, vintage style. They’ve been touring throughout the U.S., Canada, the UK and Europe ever since.
Here are the album’s tracks.
- She’s Thunderstorms
- Black Treacle
- Brick by Brick
- The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
- Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
- Library Pictures
- All My Own Stunts
- Reckless Serenade
- Piledriver Waltz
- Love Is a Laserquest
- Suck It and See
- That’s Where You’re Wrong
The band’s current lineup includes Alex Turner on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Jamie Cook on lead guitar and backing vocals, Nick O’Malley on bass and backing vocals and Matt Helders on drums, percussion and backing vocals.
You’ll find tour dates and more information on their official site at http://arcticmonkeys.com.