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Hear Josh Homme & Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Exchange Dour One-Liners On Beats 1 Radio

Anytime you turn on Beats 1 Radio and hear distorted guitars, it’s a fair bet that you’re catching some part of “The Alligator Hour,” Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme’s show. (Did you know you actually pronounce the E on the end of his last name? I didn’t know that until I heard… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2015 - 9:16 am

Mini Mansions – “Vertigo” (Feat. Alex Turner) Video (NSFW)

Mini Mansions, the trio led by Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Michael Shulman, scored one major coup when they got Brian Wilson to guest on their single “Any Emotions,” and then they scored another when Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner showed up on their “Vertigo.” He’s also in their new “Vertigo” video, looking dapper… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Mini Mansions – “Vertigo” (Feat. Alex Turner)

Mini Mansions — the Los Angeles trio that counts Queens Of The Stone Ages bassist Michael Shuman among its members — are getting ready to release their sophomore album, The Great Pretenders, and they’ve recruited some top-shelf talent to help them out. Their lead single, “Any Emotions,” featured none other than Brian Wilson, and the… More »

By: James Rettig / March 10, 2015 - 8:47 am

Watch Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Join Mini Mansions In London

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner joined Los Angeles’ Mini Mansions — a group that includes Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman — on stage at their show in London last night. Turner sang his verse on “Vertigo,” a new song that features him from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album The Great Pretenders. The… More »

By: James Rettig / January 20, 2015 - 6:41 pm

The 10 Best Arctic Monkeys Songs

Way back in 2004, when the internet was still a new-ish thing and CD-Rs were still relevant, a specific CD-R filled with loud music spurred from shitty amps was making its way across England. That collection of 18 demos, recorded at the 2Fly Studios in Sheffield, would come to be known as Beneath The Boardwalk,… More »

By: Sam Behrens / August 21, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Watch Arctic Monkeys Bring “R U Mine?” To Conan

Record Store Day is Saturday 4/21, and Arctic Monkeys are waving the RSD flag with this performance of “R U Mine?” for Conan last night. The track is available on the vinyl holiday, Alex Turner’s look is available via pop culture circa Grease. Enjoy it all:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Arctic Monkeys – “You And I” (Feat. Richard Hawley) Video

Over four records with Arctic Monkeys, and spin-off ventures like The Last Of The Shadow Puppets and the Submarine OST (“Pile Driver Waltz” especially), Alex Turner’s established himself as a legitimate student of songwriting. He’s also established himself as a fan, and friend, of legitimate songwriting talent Richard Hawley, an influence that’s colored some of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 23, 2012 - 11:49 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people’s champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm

Arctic Monkeys – “Reckless Serenade”

Between his Arctic Monkeys LPs, the charming baroque pop side-project the Last Of The Shadow Puppets, and a wonderful solo turn over six tracks on the plaintive Submarine soundtrack EP, Alex Turner has proven himself the sort of songwriter that takes lyrics to heart, after taking them through repeat edits in his head. As such… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 11, 2011 - 10:40 am

Arctic Monkeys Working On New Album With Josh Homme, Releasing Live DVD

Whatever people say they are, that is what they’re not. Unless people say the Arctic Monkeys are working with Queens Of The Stone Age man and internationally renowned lover of gays, Josh Homme. Because that is something they definitely are. The BBC writes (via goldenfiddle):

The singer revealed the collaboration at the London premiere… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 9, 2008 - 2:02 am

Mercury Prize 2008 Shortlist Announced For Your Gambling Pleasure

Another year, another shortlist for the Mercury Prize, another exciting way to tap your line of credit with the bookie. 2007 belonged to Klaxons’ Myths Of The Near Future, who went on to collaborate with Rihanna, so you know this prize has clout. This year’s Mercury Prize — brought to you by Nationwide, honoring the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2008 - 10:02 am

New Last Shadow Puppets Video – “Standing Next To Me”

There aren’t many visual flourishes in the video for Last Puppet Show’s “Standing Next To Me.” Then, they did name their debut The Age Of The Understatement. Most of the time, besides some fancy shadowing, and an echoing of the Stars Wars opening crawl, we get the buzzed British duo — Arctic Monkey Alex Turner… More »

By: brandon / June 16, 2008 - 10:32 am

The Last Shadow Puppets (Alex Turner & Miles Kane) @ Cake Shop, NYC 3/5/08

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford, Video by Abbey Braden

Remember a couple of years ago when Arctic Monkeys came to NYC for a couple of shows and everyone freaked out? Well it’s happened again, only this time Alex Turner has a new travelmate, and the shows were just a little lower key (record… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2008 - 12:33 pm