Personalities | Arctic Monkeys | Twenty-First Century | Rock
(Vocal/instrumental group, 2002–present)
After fans posted early demos of theirs online and created a Myspace profile for them (before the band themselves were even aware of the site’s existence), Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys – Alex Turner (vocals), Jamie Turner (guitar), Matt Helders (drums) and Andy Nicholson (bass) – saw their wryly accurate take on northern English life consumed by the public. Their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not was released in January 2006 and became the fastest-selling album ever in the country, and their breakneck indie soon became a template through which all A&R men looked for new talent.
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