miss-sheffield:

with the creative director of Esquire UK David McKendrick!

miss-sheffield:

with the creative director of Esquire UK David McKendrick!

Esquire: Why haven’t Arctic Monkeys messed it up?
Turner: It depends on who you ask, in some people’s heads we probably have. I suppose working with good people, and a bit of luck, really. We’ve got a great manager and we made a good decision there to sign with a label that was going to encourage us to flourish. [Thinks] I was trying not to say this but, you know, it’s built on a friendship that goes back to when we were, like, seven years old or whatever. I’m just desperately trying not to be, like, sentimental.
O’Malley: We keep trying. I need to get a really big drug habit, then we’re fucked. But you want to look back and go, “No regrets about it”. You meet people who are in bands and they seem quite bitter about things that have happened to them. But we’ve got no feelings like that. Hopefully, when I’m old I will still be able to say that.
Helders: There’s loads of things we’ve backed away from or not done that maybe would have made us a bigger band but weren’t necessarily that credible or something we could live with ourselves for. Even if that’s just a song idea that’s a bit dishonest in a way. It’s quality control. As long as we all agree on stuff, then I think we’ll be alright.
Cook: Really? I don’t know.
The nearest thing I can compare them to is The Beatles. They’re not trapped in any style. They went to the US and came back sounding like an LA band, not to a deleterious degree. They just take what they want from everywhere, really.
John Cooper Clarke on Arctic Monkeys is Esquire UK May 2014 (via arcticmonkeystx)
To write about women, yes. I haven’t really found a way round it yet. There’s other things I eventually might get round to writing about. But for now…In a sense they’re about girls. But in a sense they’re about loneliness. And longing.
Alex Turner, Esquire May 2014 (x)

nickomalleh:

faketalesofmypropeller:

hey pals am is in a new interview that was just put up on YouTube. you can watch it here

GUYS IT’S THE ESQUIRE INTERVIEW

finally, an interview they don’t screw up

miss-sheffield:

Esquire UK May 2014

miss-sheffield:

Esquire UK May 2014

Esquire: What makes a good frontman?

Helders: Probably a decent hairstyle wouldn’t go amiss.

Esquire: Music aside, what’s your role in Arctic Monkeys?
Cook: I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it.
O’Malley: Central defender. [To Cook] You’re a bit of a right winger
Helders: Masseuse.
Turner: My job is not to use football analogies.

Arctic Monkeys for Esquire UK

miss-sheffield:

Esquire UK May 2014

miss-sheffield:

Esquire UK May 2014

Hey Blake, I just watched an interview with The Orwells where they said that whilst on tour with AM they didn't actually get to meet Arctic Monkeys. They did like 10 shows with them, I think that's a bit shit. What's your opinion? Why would this have happened? X

i find that extremely hard to believe. The Orwells tend to say some ridiculous stuff, so that’s what I believe is happening here. for that to happen seems almost literally impossible. 

Competition time!

Hi Blake.
I’m giving away 3 A3 prints of the below illustration of everyone’s favourite idiot. All the lovely Arctic Monkeys fans need to do to enter is ‘like’ my Facebook page here over the next 48 hours and I’ll pick 3 winners and send them a message. 
Alternatively, an A4 version is available from my Etsy shop….and yes, this is also a shameless plug for that. x



Hi! So I am in my senior year which means I have to pay for grad night, a yearbook, prom, etc I'm in a tight budget atm....I was wondering if you happen to know the estimate price of the San Diego show??? Regardless of the price I'd still go (honestly AM is worth it) it's just I may have to give up prom stuff, thanks

don’t give up anything related to prom. you can borrow the 50 or whatever dollars this will cost and pay it off by august. if you’re well off enough to have free time on the internet, then you can make this hapen