The Arctic Monkeys are an English band that specializes in indie rock and psychedelic rock. Founded in 2002, the band originally consisted of five members; Nick O’Malley (bassist), Matt Helders (drums), Jamie Cook (lead guitarist), Alex Turner (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Andy Nicholson (bass guitar). Andy Nicholson however left the group in 2006 after the release of their debut album titled “what people say I am, that’s what I’m not”.
The band has released 5 studio albums, with their debut album becoming the fastest selling debut band album in the history of British music. They have been nominees of the Grammy Awards twice and won 7 Brit awards and the mercury prize. They were awarded three times for Best British Album and Best British Group. They have also headlined at several major events including the Glastonbury Festival and Benicassim festival.
Arctic monkeys began practicing at Yellow Arch studios and landed their first gig at the Grapes in Sheffield. The band soon gained popularity across north England and after recording and autonomously distributing their demos, they went on to release their debut extended play titled “five minutes with arctic monkeys”. The band’s discography currently not only consists of 5 studio albums but also nineteen singles and three extended plays. They signed a deal with Domino Records in June 2005 and began recording their hit songs.
Artic Monkeys became the one of the few bands that caught the attention of people through the internet. They actually changed and came up with news ways for new bands to promote and market their music.