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Mercury Prize 2018 Nominees Announced – Wolf Alice, King Krule, Arctic Monkeys, and More

Everything Everything, Noel Gallagher, Florence + the Machine, Lily Allen, and Others Also Nominated

Jul 26, 2018

This year's Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by Wolf Alice, King Krule, Arctic Monkeys, Everything Everything, Noel Gallagher, Florence + the Machine, Lily Allen, Nadine Shah, Everything Is Recorded, and more.  More

Jul 24, 2018

Arctic Monkeys released a new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, back in May via Domino. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album's "The Ultracheese." The performance was filmed in black & white and Alex Turner sported a shaved head. More

Arctic Monkeys Share “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” Video

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Out Now via Domino

Jul 23, 2018

Arctic Monkeys released a new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, back in May via Domino. Now they have shared a video for its title track, "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino." Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown directed the video, which was filmed in and around Reno, Nevada. It features lots of shots of frontman Alex Turner wandering around hotels and casinos looking cool, including driving in a Batmobile from the 1960s TV show. More

15 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Neko Case, Mitski, Gruff Rhys, Tunng, Bernice, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ryley Walker, Arctic Monkeys, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

May 18, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, but now we're back with two week's worth of songs. For that reason, this week it's a Top 15, instead of our usual Top 10. More

May 15, 2018

Arctic Monkeys released a new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, last Friday via Domino. Last night the band stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform "She Looks Like Fun." It was a full-on, tight, and rocking performance. More

Arctic Monkeys Share “Four Out of Five” Video with a Stanley Kubrick Vibe

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Out Now via Domino

May 14, 2018

Arctic Monkeys released a new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, last Friday via Domino. "Four Out of Five" has now emerged as the album's first single. Now they have shared a video for the song. It has a kind of 1970s/early 1980s Stanley Kubrick vibe to it.  More

May 11, 2018

Arctic Monkeys released a new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, today via Domino. They didn't share any advance music ahead of the album, but now that it's out you can stream the whole thing below. The band also stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform the album's "Four Out of Five." More

Arctic Monkeys Announce Fall North American Tour Dates, Including Hollywood Bowl Show

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Due Out May 11 via Domino

Apr 24, 2018

Arctic Monkeys are releasing a new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, on May 11 via Domino. Previously they shared a trailer for the album. Now they have announced some more North American tour dates to go down this October. They include a show at the famed Hollywood Bowl (where they will be supported by The Lemon Twigs). More

Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album, Share Teaser Trailer

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Due Out May 11 via Domino

Apr 05, 2018

Arctic Monkeys have announced a new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, and shared a teaser trailer for the album. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is due out May 11 via Domino. Below are the album's cover art and tracklist, as well as the trailer and the band's upcoming tour dates. More

Lollapalooza 2018 Lineup - The National, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus St. Vincent, Jack White, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Parquet Courts, Lykke Li, Stars, and More

Mar 21, 2018

This year's Lollapalooza is going down August 2-5 at Grant Park in Chicago and now the lineup has been revealed. The headliners are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend, and Odesza. More

Arctic Monkeys Announce New North American Tour Dates

Do Summer Tour Dates Point to a New Album?

Mar 12, 2018

Arctic Monkeys haven't released an album in five years, since 2013's AM, but there have been hints they are readying a new one soon, such as some previously announced European tour dates. And here's another positive omen, the British band has now announced some North American tour dates.  More

100 Artists Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood - Michael Stipe, Florence Welch, Feist, and More

Plus Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Mac DeMarco, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, Jim James, Matt Berninger, Perfume Genius, and Others

Apr 17, 2017

Over 100 artists have signed an acoustic guitar for Planned Parenthood and for $10 you can buy a drawing ticket to enter to win the guitar.  More

The Last Shadow Puppets (Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner + Miles Kane) Announce New Album

Everything You've Come to Expect out April 1 via Domino

Jan 21, 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets (the duo of Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner) released their great debut album, The Age of Understatement, back in 2008. It's been a long wait for a sophomore release (although Arctic Monkeys have released three albums since then and Kane has also put out two solo albums in that time). More

Dec 03, 2015

The Last Shadow Puppets (the duo of Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner) released their great debut album, The Age of Understatement, back in 2008. It's been a long wait for a sophomore release (although Arctic Monkeys have released three albums since then and Kane has also put out two solo albums in that time). More

Aug 09, 2014

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 8, 2014. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Arctic Monkeys Extend U.S. Tour

Even More Shows Behind AM

Jun 24, 2014

Arctic Monkeys just continue to keep the ball rolling behind their latest album AM. More

Jun 17, 2014

Arctic Monkeys have premiered a brand new music video for their AM track "Snap Out Of It." More

May 09, 2014

Recently visiting Australia in support of their highly successful LP AMArctic Monkeys naturally made a stopover to the country's Triple J radio station, taking part in their ongoing "Like A Version" cover series. More

Mar 03, 2014

Maybe it was there the entire time and most just didn't see it, but in the wake of releasing their stellar album AM last year, the Arctic Monkeys have started exhibiting the kind of confidence that exemplifies true rock stardom.  More

Feb 10, 2014

Over the weekend UK rockers Arctic Monkeys made their first headlining performance at New York City's Madison Square Garden.  More

Watch: Arctic Monkeys on “Letterman”

Perform "Do I Wanna Know?"

Jan 28, 2014

Last night UK rockers Arctic Monkeys were welcomed as the musical guests on Dave Letterman's Late Show. More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Dec 05, 2013

Take a listen to Arctic Monkeys' newest tune “You’re So Dark.” More

Nov 08, 2013

The Kinks, The Smiths, Pulpall quintessentially English bands that have, for whatever reason, found far more success in the United Kingdom than in the United States. Add to that list Arctic Monkeys, the million-selling, critically lauded quartet that, despite having made some inroads in recent years, largely remains a curiosity in the United Statestoo mainstream to be widely celebrated by the American indie press yet too identifiably British to really fit on the American Top 40 pop charts. More

Nov 07, 2013

As you might expect from someone who has developed an ingenious ability to infuse his songs with a deeply cinematic sense of everyday realism, Arctic Monkeys' singer/guitarist Alex Turner finds it easier to talk in images when describing his band's new album, AM. More

Nov 05, 2013

Continuing their extensive support of their new album AMArctic Monkeys have announced a new round of U.S. concerts set to take place this winter. More

Oct 29, 2013

In the wake of Lou Reed's death numerous artists have been pulling out all manner of covers to pay tribute to the legendary songwriter. More

Oct 24, 2013

In the video for AM cut “One For the Road” the fine young gentlemen of Arctic Monkeys ride tractors and pose in foggy fields.  More

Watch: Arctic Monkeys on “Jools Holland”

Perform "R U Mine?" and "Snap Out of It"

Oct 23, 2013

Last night the Arctic Monkeys made a late night appearance on the homeland program Later...with Jools Holland, performing a pair of tracks off their latest LP AMMore

Oct 22, 2013

Check out this video where Arctic Monkeys deliver an acoustic version of AM cut, "Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”  More

Watch: Arctic Monkeys on “Kimmel”

AM is Out Now Via Domino

Oct 17, 2013

Arctic Monkeys dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night in support of new album AM. More

Oct 04, 2013

Currently on tour supporting their newly released record AM, earlier this week the Arctic Monkeys performed at The Wiltern in L.A. More

Sep 13, 2013

Promoting their newly released album AM to the masses this week, Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys paid a visit to BBC Radio's 1's Live Lounge where they performed a cover of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home."  More

2013 Mercury Prize Shortlist Revealed

Include David Bowie, Savages, Arctic Monkeys, Laura Marling and More

Sep 11, 2013

The shortlist of nominees for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced. More

Aug 30, 2013

Nearing ever closer to the release of their new album AM on Sept. 10, Arctic Monkeys have shared a new b-side track titled, "Stop the World I Wanna Get Off With You." More

Aug 12, 2013

Last night the Arctic Monkeys premiered a new music video featuring their AM single "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" More

Jul 29, 2013

Having already shared a number tracks off their forthcoming fifth LP AM, including "R U Mine?" and "Do I Wanna Know?", UK rock group Arctic Monkeys have offered up yet another piece of the record with the track "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" More

Jul 15, 2013

On Sept. 9 Arctic Monkeys will release their fifth studio album, AM, the follow-up to their 2011 LP Suck It and See. More

Jun 25, 2013

Announcing yesterday the release of their newest full-length album AMArctic Monkeys have revealed plans for a North American tour that will take place this fall. More

Jun 24, 2013

Arctic Monkeys have announced their fifth studio album titled, AM. More

Jun 19, 2013

Arctic Monkeys have shared a brand new single called "Do I Wanna Know?" More

Check Out Photos from Sasquatch Festival 2013 Including alt-J, Grimes, and The xx

Plus Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Sigur Rós, The Postal Service and More

Jun 03, 2013

The 2013 Sasquatch music festival took place in Quincey, WA last weekend and we sent photographer Allyce Andrew out to capture the action. Check out her photos of alt-JArctic MonkeysMumford and SonsGrimesThe xxThe Postal ServiceVampire Weekend (and more) here. More

Arctic Monkeys Announce U.S. Dates

Select Shows This May

Feb 05, 2013

Arctic Monkeys have announced their return to the U.S. for a short series of performances. More

Apr 13, 2012

A number of high-profile artists took to the late night stage yesterday all in the name of supporting their latest releases, as well as their upcoming appearances at Coachella. More

Mar 02, 2012

Since one good turn deserves another, Arctic Monkeys just released a remixed version of Paul Weller’s “That Dangerous Age.”  More

Feb 27, 2012

Just days from embarking on a North American tour supporting The Black Keys, the UK's Arctic Monkeys have unveiled a car confessional music video for a new track called single "R U Mine?"  More

Jan 23, 2012

UK rock group Arctic Monkeys have unveiled a music video for the track "You and I," a B-side to the Suck It and See single "Black Treacle." More

Oct 27, 2011

The new Arctic Monkeys video “Evil Twin” (a cut from recently released album Suck it and See) contains a series of crazy-quick cuts. We have the fast-paced vid.  More

Sep 27, 2011

A number of noteable bands besides Radiohead made appearances on late night television yesterday.  More

Aug 16, 2011

Check out photos from Day Two of the Outside Lands Festival, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. The gallery includes photos of Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, The Roots, and STRFKR. More

Update About London Sony Warehouse Fire

Three Suspects Arrested

Aug 11, 2011

As riots still rage across England, various help has been formed to help the hundreds of independent labels with stock in the north London Sony DADC warehouse that was burned down. More

Arctic Monkeys Announce New Tour Dates with Smith Westerns as Support

Watch New Video for “Hellcat Spangled Shalalala”

Jul 11, 2011

Arctic Monkeys have announced more tour dates in support of June release Suck It and See. More

TV on the Radio and Arctic Monkeys to Play Hollywood Bowl

Joined by Smith Westerns, Panda Bear, and Warpaint

Jun 02, 2011

On September 25, TV on the Radio and Arctic Monkeys are set to rock the Hollywood Bowl. We have the details.  More

May 27, 2011

Sheffield quartet Arctic Monkeys showed up on Late Night with David Letterman yesterday to perform the track "Don't Sit Down," featured off the band's upcoming LP Suck It and See. More

Arctic Monkeys Add Show Dates

'Suck It and See' Drops June 7

Apr 25, 2011

The British indie rockers are returning to America for the first time since 2009's Humbug. We have the new updates on their 2011 spring/summer tour. More

Arcade Fire, Phish, Muse Headline Outside Lands 2011 Fest

Lineup Also Includes The Black Keys and MGMT, Among Others

Apr 11, 2011

Outside Lands recruits a solid lineup for their 2011 fest. We have the details. More

Apr 11, 2011

While we’ve still got a month and a half to go before the release of Arctic Monkeys’ newest effort Suck it and Seetoday the band revealed new punchy track, “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair.” We have the track.  More

Mar 10, 2011

After unveiling a new song and video, then lining up a number of performances throughout the states, the UK's Arctic Monkeys have properly announced via their website that their fourth album will be called Suck It and See, and will be released on June 6.  More

Mar 07, 2011

Releasing the video for their song "Brick by Brick" last week, Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys have announced a series of North American tour dates starting in May. More

Mar 04, 2011

Arctic Monkeys dropped a new video today for new song “Brick By Brick.” We have the clip.  More

Arctic Monkeys Announce American Tour, Single

“My Propeller" Out March 23

Feb 08, 2010

On March 23, Arctic Monkeys will keep the good times rolling, releasing the third single of album, Humbug. There is also a tour in the works. More

Arctic Monkeys To Play New Album Via Online Transmission

Set Your Browsers To Humbug This Thursday Night

Jul 27, 2009

According to a NME report and the band's "Transmission" website, Arctic Monkeys have announced plans to stream a special online gig previewing tracks from their forthcoming third LP, Humbug. The Sheffield quartet will perform the one-off concert through a web transmission on their official site this Thursday, July 30th at 9 p.m. (BST). More

Arctic Monkeys Announce Third Album

Your Summer Soundtrack Will Arrive August 25th

Jun 02, 2009

Arctic Monkeys announce a new album and brief North American summer tour. More


Interviews

Nov 08, 2013

The Kinks, The Smiths, Pulpall quintessentially English bands that have, for whatever reason, found far more success in the United Kingdom than in the United States. Add to that list Arctic Monkeys, the million-selling, critically lauded quartet that, despite having made some inroads in recent years, largely remains a curiosity in the United Statestoo mainstream to be widely celebrated by the American indie press yet too identifiably British to really fit on the American Top 40 pop charts. More

Nov 07, 2013

As you might expect from someone who has developed an ingenious ability to infuse his songs with a deeply cinematic sense of everyday realism, Arctic Monkeys' singer/guitarist Alex Turner finds it easier to talk in images when describing his band's new album, AM. More


Reviews

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Domino

May 15, 2018

So here we are. Five years after the slicked back hair and leather clad riffs of AMArctic Monkeys are back with a new record, the oddly-titled Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. The project that started out as a solo project for frontman Alex Turner now incorporates the entire bandsomething equally as perplexing as it is ill-fitting. More

AM

AM

Domino

Sep 09, 2013

Arctic Monkeys have come a long way since their debut LP Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not dropped. Back in 2006 they were four fresh-faced Sheffield kids dousing snappy, colloquial couplets over irresistible hooks. More

Coachella Recap Day 1: Neon Indian, Pulp, M83 and More

April 14th, 2012

Apr 16, 2012

Regardless of the setbacks, it was—as usual—a day of exceptional music. The day’s highlights) and lowlights included Neon IndianArctic MonkeysPulpMazzy StarThe RaptureM83, and The Horrors.

  More

At the Apollo DVD/CD

At the Apollo DVD/CD

Domino/Warp Films

Jun 08, 2009

This must-have for Arctic Monkeys fans is a double dose. One, a DVD of their last concert for the 2007 world tour which took place at the Apollo Theatre in Manchester, England. Two, a live CD of a show in Austin, TX (available only on the U.S. version). More