Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys are teenage scamps from Sheffield who are already earning themselves a reputation as one of the most fiercely brilliant live bands around. Genuinely witty lyrics are put to music which is simultanously brash, gentle, danceable and just downright bloody tuneful - the sound of English '80s indiepop brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century, if you must. If The Libertines hadn't written a crap second album and sang about real life rather than a fictional 'Albion', then this might be what they'd sound like (they might not like that comparison but sod it - we at Club Fandango retain the right to resort to lazy journalism once in a while).
The Dublin Castle
Tuesday 5th April 2005