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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

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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.
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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.

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Esquire: What makes a good frontman?
Helders: Probably a decent hairstyle wouldn’t go amiss.

Esquire: Why haven’t Arctic Monkeys messed it up?
Turner: It depends on who you ask, in some people’s heads we probably have. I suppose working with good people, and a bit of luck, really. We’ve got a great manager and we made a good decision there to sign with a label that was going to encourage us to flourish. [Thinks] I was trying not to say this but, you know, it’s built on a friendship that goes back to when we were, like, seven years old or whatever. I’m just desperately trying not to be, like, sentimental.
O’Malley: We keep trying. I need to get a really big drug habit, then we’re fucked. But you want to look back and go, “No regrets about it”. You meet people who are in bands and they seem quite bitter about things that have happened to them. But we’ve got no feelings like that. Hopefully, when I’m old I will still be able to say that.
Helders: There’s loads of things we’ve backed away from or not done that maybe would have made us a bigger band but weren’t necessarily that credible or something we could live with ourselves for. Even if that’s just a song idea that’s a bit dishonest in a way. It’s quality control. As long as we all agree on stuff, then I think we’ll be alright.
Cook: Really? I don’t know.
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Esquire UK May 2014

miss-sheffield:

Esquire UK May 2014