LISTEN: This Early Arctic Monkeys Interview Is An Absolute Gem

17 October 2018, 19:19 | Updated: 17 October 2018, 19:28

Arctic Monkeys pose in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 6

Listen back to this throwback interview from 2005, the same year the band released their I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor single.

Today marks 13 years since Arctic Monkeys released their I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor banger, which went on to hit the UK singles charts at No.1 and change the course of their lives forever. 

It's hard to imagine just what a crazy time it must have been for the Sheffield band, who were beginning to gain serious mainstream success and were well on their way to becoming one of Britain's most talked about bands, despite not yet releasing their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not until January 2006. 

The Demo Tapes podcast - which describes itself as a "new music podcast rewinding back to bands' breakout moments" - captured this amazing moment in time for the band, resurfacing an old interview with Alex Turner and Matt Helders.

The podcast, which is hosted by Rick Martin and Sarah Kemp, released the first part of of the conversation last month, and now they've dropped the second.  

In this episode the younger rockers talk about the creation of their debut album and make some eerily prophetic comments on playing Glastonbury Festival.

Listen to Side B here

Listen to the previously released Side A here

See Alex Turner tell Radio X's John Kennedy why their Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino album is like their debut:
 

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