Last night was the 27th annual Mercury Music Prize, a prize awarded to the best British or Irish album released over the past 12 months; voted on by a professional judging panel. Previous winners have included the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal and Primal Scream; with Sampha claiming the award last year for his passionate debut album Process, but who took home the prize this year? Continue reading “The 2018 Mercury Prize: Our Thoughts”
Arctic Monkeys are one of the country’s most beloved bands thanks to their high-octane live performances and consistently brilliant album releases. With two Glastonbury headline slots to their name already and having managed to become household names all over the globe; how would we organise their setlist? Well this is the beginning of our new Ultimate setlist series where we pick which tunes would be best suited to a 10/10 show. Continue reading “Ultimate Setlist: Arctic Monkeys”
The Arctic Monkeys return is an acquired taste and although it is a far cry from their best album, it is an admirable venture into uncharted territory; with Alex Turner reaching new levels of adverse lyricism. Continue reading “Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino: Album Review”
Arctic Monkeys’ sophomore release signified not only everything we already knew was great about the band, but also what would go on to make them great in the future. They had longevity in abundance.
The Arctic Monkeys have always excelled in surprising their fans with new and innovative sounds from their albums. The release of Humbug in 2009 showed their diversity to create a new timbre, leading on from their second album Favourite Worst Nightmares. The hard hitting upbeat indie rock sound that had been present on previous releases, was replaced by an almost psychedelic slow ambient sound. Produced by Josh Homme, the album confidently dispatched an array of trippy sounds accompanied by song writing of the highest standard. With the hype surrounding them at the time, it is safe to say that this was a bold statement which ultimately cemented the group in indie music history.