Genre: Brit-Pop, Indie Rock, Pop, Glam
Location: Sheffield, UK
LISTEN: || “Reckless Serenade” ||
Any fan of my site over the past three years knows that I am a big Arctic Monkeys, so naturally I was excited for their new full-length, Suck It and See (despite the name). When I heard their first single, “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair,” it sounded big and nasty in vein of Humbug, but it wasn’t the progression I was hoping. Well that view quickly went out the window after hearing “Reckless Serenade.” The quaint pop song begins with a beyond-sexy bass groove, then settles into Alex Turner’s vocal and lyrically play, and give us a nice cherry on top with the most glam you’ll ever hear from the Monkeys. The track single-handedly shows that these Sheffield kids have grown far past their early days into their most well written material to date. Suck It and See is out now and you can order it here. And watch the video for “Don’t Sit Down…” below.