In a retrospective piece written by the Huffington Post, Arctic Monkeys discuss what’s happened in the last half decade, how their songs have transformed and why.
The band has released four albums, and the later three stray far from their much acclaimed debut. Alex Turner explains:
“There is that naivete that you get with first songs you write,” he said. “I feel like a better songwriter now, so it’s funny playing some of those old tunes. Some of them you can’t get near, because they’re just too then. There’s a bunch, like “Fake Tales of San Francisco” — it’s almost like I wrote those like jokes to tell my friends.”
He also adds:
“Sometimes it’s a bit as though you’re doing a cover,” he said smirking. “I think we do a pretty good ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor’ cover.”
Fans should also note that we don’t have to worry about the Arctic Monkeys experimenting with electronica. Jamie Cook said:
“We’re going to stick to rock. Somebody has to.”