fucknoarcticmonkeys:

taces:

Arctic Monkeys debut album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” booklet. 

It’s a shame, like, that the theme and tone and…story of their first album became such a…obsession point? Because it’s so fucking beautiful and authentic and it should absolutely never be repeated but rather just celebrated for having been so wholly and so brilliantly what it was. But like with every great moment loads of people just wanted it to happen again and again and didn’t anyone realize the whole fucking point is it can’t? That the whole fucking point about a song like A Certain Romance about how you’re never going to leave the place you love is that you will? That you have to?

rgonzalezchavelas:

Arctic Monkeys In New York: The Outtakes
09 April 2014
It was mid-january in a New York studio in midtown. Arctic Monkeys flew in the night before from LA to have their photographs taken for Esquire, and also to perform “Do I Wanna Know?” on The Late Show With David Letterman that evening.
They were a little nervous about playing later (their first performance of the year), and a little hungover too, having spent the previous evening up late drinking with their friend Miles Kane.
But despite their sore heads and the cold weather, they were on good form throughout; the most laid-back, good-natured, and obliging group of lads you could hope to meet, especially ones that come with the tag ‘greatest rock band in the world’.
Here we’ve compiled a selection of extra shots from photographer Simon Emmett’s brilliant shoot.
Read the full interview and feature on How Alex Turner And His Band Saved Rock’N’Roll
Buy the May 2014 Digital Edition of Esquire 
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rgonzalezchavelas:

Arctic Monkeys In New York: The Outtakes

09 April 2014

It was mid-january in a New York studio in midtown. Arctic Monkeys flew in the night before from LA to have their photographs taken for Esquire, and also to perform “Do I Wanna Know?” on The Late Show With David Letterman that evening.

They were a little nervous about playing later (their first performance of the year), and a little hungover too, having spent the previous evening up late drinking with their friend Miles Kane.

But despite their sore heads and the cold weather, they were on good form throughout; the most laid-back, good-natured, and obliging group of lads you could hope to meet, especially ones that come with the tag ‘greatest rock band in the world’.

Here we’ve compiled a selection of extra shots from photographer Simon Emmett’s brilliant shoot.

Read the full interview and feature on How Alex Turner And His Band Saved Rock’N’Roll

Buy the May 2014 Digital Edition of Esquire 


Arctic Monkeys In New York: The Outtakes
Arctic Monkeys In New York: The Outtakes
miss-sheffield:

Alex & Arielle
on the set of R U Mine? shoot [x]

miss-sheffield:

Alex & Arielle

on the set of R U Mine? shoot [x]


Arctic Monkeys for Esquire UK, May 2014

Arctic Monkeys for Esquire UK, May 2014

miss-sheffield:

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Esquire: Music aside, what’s your role in Arctic Monkeys?
Cook: I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it.
O’Malley: Central defender. [To Cook] You’re a bit of a right winger
Helders: Masseuse.
Turner: My job is not to use football analogies.
alex-tuna:

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miss-sheffield:

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Esquire: What makes a good frontman?
O’Malley: Someone who’s got charisma, I suppose. People always say, “I like it when frontmen of bands are really honest and themselves”. Well, I fucking don’t. I prefer a character you won’t meet everyday, someone that seems like they’re from another planet. It’s not, “What about that fucking weather?” Do you know what I mean? I want to think you’ve just landed from outer space.
Cook: Alex has evolved from being quite shy, quite kind of quiet. Like, some people have got freaked out by the change. But I think it’s much better the way he is now.
Turner: Certainly, in this day and age, a sense of humour. Because it’s pretty ridiculous. In 1969, there probably weren’t many laughs in rock’n’roll. But then they were probably funny people. They had a sense of humour, they just didn’t use it. Not to name-drop, but we bumped into Robert Plant last night and he’s hilarious. Just funny, straight away. [These days] I think if you start taking it too seriously, which I’m, like, sometimes definitely in danger of doing… then it gets ugly.
Helders: Probably a decent hairstyle wouldn’t go amiss.