Episode 20 of our Fan Podcast is about Arctic Monkeys. Wouter Marijne is a big fan, he proved that during our Arctic Monkeys Release Party. Wouter won our (difficult) fanquiz two times, so that’s reason enough to invite him for our Fan Podcast. On the basis of three subjects, he will introduce you to Arctic Monkeys.

In the We Speak Music Fan Podcast, host Micha van Hoorn talks with music fans about their favorite artists or music. Fans have one hour to make a statement why everyone should be a fan of their passion. Hearing fans talk about their idols is an amazing way to discover new musical insights, so sit back and enjoy!

This time, you’ll hear our Fan Podcast from the studio in Vondel CS in Amsterdam.

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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are a British indierockband. The band is founded in 2002 in Sheffield. Arctic Monkeys consist of: Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helder. With their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I Am Not, the hype around Arctic Monkeys started. It’s one of the fastest selling debut albums in British Music History. In May 2018, Arctic Monkeys released their sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino uit.

The Arctic Monkeys sound can be characterized as indie rock, garagerock and post punk influences. An important part of their sound comes from Alex Turner. His sound and performance are big part of their success.

The Fan

Wouter Marijne is a big fan of Arctic Monkeys. He started listening during the Suck It And See period and since then he kept following the band. On our Arctic Monkeys Release Party he won our quite difficult fan quiz two times. That way he proved himself a true fan.

Clips from the podcast

Single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ topped almost all British charts. It was the first single of debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I Am Not. Don’t believe the hype: 

In the podcast we listened to a part of ‘A Certain Romance’, from their first album as well.

Arctic Monkeys’ second album was named Favourite Worst Nightmare. According to Wouter an album full of good guitar riffs. For example, check out ‘Teddy Picker‘:

Third album Humbug was produced by Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age. Check out ‘My Propeller‘ and find out yourself how different this sounds in comparison with their previous albums.

Suck It And See was the title of their fourth studio album. That sounded a lot quieter. This is title track ‘Suck It And See’.

AM was the fifth studioalbum of Arctic Monkeys. On which they had a more modern sound and according to Wouter, they became more of a mainstream rock band. Now they sounded like a festival headliner. Check ‘Do I Wanna Know’. 

Recently, Arctic Monkeys released Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. On their sixth studio album they sound completely different and the role of Alex Turner is bigger than ever. Check it out yourself on first track ‘Star Treatment’: 

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