|—||NME November 2011 (via 505th)|
We see Nick ask a guy what he does, only to be met with a look that screams, ‘Why the fuck would an international rock star like you be interested?!” But he genuinely is. They all are, because they like people. We can happily confirm that the Monkeys have not turned into the boorish dickheads they once mocked in ‘Fake Tales of San Fransisco’
This is how you start a new month: Arctic Monkeys on NME
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November is kicking off well, aye?
Because they changed my life! I used to listen to really bad music and then I found them, and they lead me to other bands that were, like, really good. They changed me!
|—||Bless this young man of 15, Galo, expressing what everyone of us is feeling for this band|
I didn’t think anyone gave a fuck about it anymore. God knows I’ve looked rough for long enough. […] It’s just fun, innit? It’s one of those things where you’re like, ‘You may as well…’ I did it because he’d [Helders] had his haircut like Joe Strummer, and he’d [Cookie] had his haircut like a fighter pilot from WWII. So I just wanted to be back in their gang.
|—||Alex Turner, on that haircut that, believe me, people still give a (ton of) fuck about.|
Has Miles Kane asked Alex outright to join the band?
Alex: ...No, he hasn't asked us.
Jamie: If he did ask, though, we probably would let him.
Alex: Yeah, we would in a second. We've thought about asking him a few times...
On the road, on the tour bus with the boys
Jamie: ...but you know what's really annoying? Shit bedding, nylony fucking bedding. You really sweat.
Matt: My curtain doesn't work either. It doesn't close. I've got a TV on my bunk, though -- a massive Bush TV down the end. I want Egyptian silk bedding. Goose pillows. I want an ensuite. Sometimes I can't be bothered to get up to go to the toilet, however much I need to piss. It's the only reason I sleep on the bottom now, 'cos I'm more likely to get out! I used to be a top bunk guy, but that all changed.
Alex: I've gone the other way!
Nick: There's no lip though, to stop you from falling out. And I do a lot of rolling, me.
Matt: I'm still slightly concerned that one day, one of us is gonna collapse onto another one. I've never heard of it happening to other bands, but it does creak a bit
Alex: (to Matt) I hear you talking...
Matt: Sleep talking? Absolutely brilliant!