Saturday November 28, 2020

Arts Interview: Monkeys shine

Arctic Monkeys may like to project an air of insouciance, but there's no disguising the artistry of their endeavours, writes Nadine O'Regan.

7th September, 2013
Alex Turner: 'I feel [a song] should be more like reading the book than watching the film.' Picture: Barbara Lindberg

Alex Turner strolls into the media area of Electric Picnic looking for all the world like he has arrived from the 1950s. He has pompadour hair, rising high in the middle, a shiny leather jacket and pale white skin. A young buck with an Elvis hairdo and nonchalant swagger, even if Turner weren't the famous frontman of Sheffield indie-rockers Arctic Monkeys, you'd still notice him in a crowd.

The look is a far cry from...

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