As evidenced by House Of Thieves, the latest EP by The Outlines, in the same vein as contemporaries like Fizzy Blood, this UK trio is maintaining a level of output that demonstrates they’re poised to continue blowing away venues across the UK, and abroad.
In another of our exciting Stereo Six installments, we’re happy to have Big Lonely’s own Jake Heise join us to detail five classic albums (and one curveball) that influenced Bad Magic, the band’s most recent release.
With nearly four months to devour, regurgitate, and fully digest Arctic Monkeys’ most recent album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, out now on Domino, it can now be inserted into a definitive ranking of the band’s six studio albums.
Remember how summer used to last forever? Well, now it definitely feels finite, and it’s already almost half over. So get your shit together and check out some banging tours before another one slips away.
Arctic Monkeys have come a long way since their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Lead singer Alex Turner no longer chats into the microphone, as he recently put it, about “fucking taxi ranks” and actually sings now. Jamie Cook’s guitar playing and the stick work of Matt Helders is now less frantic and far superior in quality. Nick O’Malley’s bass has changed to a thicker tone than before, supporting a rougher and slightly psychedelic sound that the band now possess.
Alex Turner and Co. are back with the lead single off of their upcoming release Suck It and See, and once again expectations will be high for the Sheffield boys. North American’s may have trouble giving a sh*t about what these guys put out, but in Britain they are without a doubt the biggest group from the guitar-rock explosion of the early 2000’s. While Franz Ferdinand went MIA, Bloc Party seemed to plateau with the first record, and countless others (The Bravery, Kaiser Chiefs etc.) just plain sucked, Arctic Monkeys have managed to retain their swagger…