Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys
Background information
OriginSheffield, South Yorkshire, England
GenresIndie rock, psychedelic rock
Years active2002–2014 (hiatus)
Associated actsThe Last Shadow Puppets
The Dodgems
The Rascals
Reverend & The Makers
Alex Turner
Jamie Cook
Matt Helders
Nick O'Malley
Past members
Andy Nicholson
Glyn Jones
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Arctic Monkeys are an Indie rock band from Sheffield, England. Arctic Monkeys' first album was Whatever People Say I am, That's What I'm Not. It reached #1 in the United Kingdom album charts. Over 300 thousand copies of the album were sold in the first week. This makes it the fasting selling first album by a band in British music history.[1] It was nominated for Best Alternative Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Their second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare was first released in Japan on April 18, 2007. Their third album, Humbug was released in England on 24 August 2009. In 2011 their fourth album Suck It and See was released. AM, the Monkeys' fifth album, was released 6 September 2013.

The members are:

  • Alex Turner (guitar and singing)
  • Jamie Cooke (guitar)
  • Nick O'Malley (bass guitar)
  • Matthew Helders (drums)
  • Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, he left in 2006)


  1. Kumi, Alex (30 January 2006). "Arctic Monkeys make UK chart history" – via