A really great band! originated from sheffield
members: alex turner (lead singer and lead guitarist), jamie cook (guitarist), matt helders (drums and backing vocals), nick o'malley was on bass guitar but was replaced by andy nicholson
I Bet you look good on the dance floor-
your name isnt rio but i don't care for sand- a reference to a song called rio by duran duran

When the sun goes down-
In this song he says "He told roxanne to put on the red light" is a reference to a song called roxanne by the police
arctic monkeys
by terminalmargaret September 16, 2008
The biggest thing to come out of sheffield since...steel. Are soon becoming the next 'big' thing. See beatlemania

they tell it like it is:-mardy bum/scummy/a certain romance

totally packed out the tent at leeds '05
"...and just cos he's had a couple of cans, he thinks its allright to act like a dickhead"

person A> arctic monkeys rock
person B> yeah, best get tickets...fast!

by D Lancaster September 19, 2005
The species of monkey, that originates from the Arctic (and Sheffield). They rock the british-new-music-scene’s socks off
Jesus: Arctic monkeys rock!
by je5u5 October 02, 2005
the best damn band EVER.
thats all that needs to be said.
:)
and wtf is this "the guy smoking on the cover of the album will influence little kids"? uh little kids PROBABLY wont be listening to arctic monkeys!? would they.

arctic monkeys are a pretty sweet band
by goam April 18, 2006
Sheffield (England) band, featuring Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Andy Nicholson and Matt Helders. Universally loved for their conversational, colloquialism-heavy lyrics (bordering on the pretentious); solid rock sound and accented vocals. The band was formed around 2002, and released two UK No. 1's in 2005. Their album, 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', was released on 23 January, 2006, and criticised by some for displaying a man smoking on the cover (to which I say: as if kids want to look like that guy!)
Me: Hey, have you heard that new Arctic Monkeys song?
Friend: Yeah, I love Arctic Monkeys! Are you going to their Sydney gig?
by scrabelle April 19, 2006
Arctic Monkeys are a UK punk/indie/alternative band. From Sheffield, England. Songs inc. Mardy Bum, A Certain Romance, I Bet That You Look Good (on the dancefloor) etc
"Alright mate, what ya listenin' to?"
"Oh a bit'o Arctic Monkeys"
by S#0rt1 September 29, 2006
One fantastic band- true they're not the next Beatles ...

But if you listen to the lyrics: everyone who's gone out boozing, tried to chat up someone up and got shot down, tried to get past club bouncers, been surrounded by fakes and posers, been in shit relationships or whatever- you can relate to them and laugh at the way Alex Turner presents it!

Unfortunately, Arctic Monkeys is the victims of its own hype! Hype kills bands as critics and music snobs alike make themselves seem so above everyone else by slating such bands and saying they haven't lived up to their snobbish and superior expectations (because thy ALWAYS know best!).

The truth of the matter is, AM is a great original, down to earth, non-manufactured band with an extreamly talented lead singer and writer!

So I'm glad that people are sitting up and taking notice to them instead of some X Factor/Simon Cowell reject!

Oh and they are amazing live!!!

Some good Arctic Monkeys Lyrics.

"Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook"

"Last night these two bouncers
And one of em's alright
The other one's the scary one
His way or no way, totalatarian"

"Don't believe the hype" Arctic Monkey's motto!
by -P-H- August 14, 2007
4 beautiful boys from Sheffield. They write catchy songs and the NME love them (rightly so). Apparently they're awesome live. I will confirm this on March 29
Arctic Monkeys are soo good. Can't wait for the album (Jan 23 UK, Jan 26 North America UK IMPORT, Feb 21 North America)
by Jasmine Potter-Ferdinand January 19, 2006

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