Arctic Monkeys - Manchester Ritz - 16.10.05

Designer Magazine first witnessed the Arctic Monkeys back in this very venue in March supporting the Coral. While it was clear they were going to go onto great things, no-one could have predicted it would happen this quickly. Below we provide a photo gallery of the Arctic Monkey's headline action and re-cap what we said back in April

"Fresh from repeated airplay of "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" from Zane Lowe, Arctic Monkeys have bagged the support slot on the Coral's "Invisible Invasion" tour. Carrying on the traditions of The Futureheads and Maximo Park they push their accents to the fore like musical Huw Edwards breaking through the conservative Queens English bullsh*t. Musically it's a melange of Talking Heads style funk and new wave angular riffs with the subtle flourishes of the Libertines on the closing track. Alex Singer takes us through beat poet style passages of birds he's had, birds he can't get, dodgy nightclub bouncers and the excesses of youth. Providing you don't get lost along the way there's something captivating about these post-modern poets to witness further interest." Designer Magazine, April 2004

Words: Alex McCann
Photos: Shirlaine Forrest

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