Arctic Monkeys are an indie rock band from Sheffield. The band currently consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, Lead/rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm/lead guitar), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums, percussion, backing vocals).
The indie-rock band grew popular on the underground scene, first releasing material on various labels and their tune "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" proved to be fruitful for the band, going straight in at number one in the UK Singles Chart in 2005.
Their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006) was a phenomenal success, pushing Arctic Monkeys to the height of fame causing friction within the band and resulting in Andy Nicholson (bassist at the time) to leave.
Their third album, Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) was again very successful and spawned a number of festival outings including Glastonbury and Ibiza Rocks – with Arctic Monkeys tickets completely oversubscribed and people left outside the venue trying to get in!
The albums Humbug (2009) and Suck It and See (2011) followed with high profile gigs for the respected tours.
Arctic Monkeys released their new single 'Black Treacle' on 23rd January 2012, after the band completed their Suck It and See Tour UK Arena Tour in October and November 2011. The tour saw the band perform at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena, hitting London's O2 Arena, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Manchester MEN Arena, Birmingham LG Arena, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena Aberdeen AECC, and Glasgow SECC (Hall 4) before finishing at Liverpool's Echo Arena.