Their debut album was the fastest-selling debut album by a band in British chart history, and in 2013, Rolling Stone ranked it the 30th greatest debut album of all time.
They have also won seven Brit Awards-Best British Group and Best British Album three times, they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards, and also won the Mercury Prize in 2006 for their debut album.
The band have headlined at the Glastonbury Festival twice, in 2007 and again in 2013.
Arctic Monkeys were heralded as one of the first bands to come to public attention via the Internet (through fan-based sites rather than from the band), with commentators suggesting they represented the possibility of a change in the way in which new bands are promoted and marketed.
11 May 2018 saw the band release their eighth album "Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino", through the Domino Recording Company. It is produced by frequent Arctic Monkeys collaborator James Ford and band frontman Alex Turner. The album was written by Turner on a piano, and features a "lush sound"; a departure from the band's previous guitar-heavy work. Its lyrical content is influenced by science fiction, and explores politics, religion and technology.
1) Beneath the Boardwalk (2004)
2) Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
3) Favourite Worst Nightmare(2007)
4) At the Apollo (2008)
5) Humbug (2009)
6) Suck It and See (2011)
7) AM (2013)
8) Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018)
Members Name Check
- Alex Turner (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar)
- Jamie Cook (lead guitar, rhythm guitar)
- Nick O'Malley (bass, backing vocals)
- Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals)
- Former band member Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) quit the group in 2006 shortly after its debut album was came out.