Watch Arctic Monkeys' epic acoustic version of Do I Wanna Know?

19 June 2023, 11:57

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know (Radio X Session)

Watch Alex Turner and Matt Helders' epic stripped-back performance of this classic AM track.

Cast your mind back to when Arctic Monkeys released their Do I Wanna Know single on 19th June 2013.

The track was the dramatic opener to their album AM, signifying the Sheffield band's move into a new and exciting musical direction.

Alex Turner and co have since stunned their fans by making further musical departures with 2018's Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and The Car, released last year.

But when they were unveiling their fifth album 10 years ago, Alex and drummer Matt Helders visited the Radio X studios for a very stripped-back version of their single Do I Wanna Know?.

It might be a stirring call to arms during their live shows, but the pair managed to transform the AM track into a quiet and intimate ballad.

Their seventh album The Car, saw the band expand their sound further, and in October last year Turner and Helders came into Radio X to talk John Kennedy through the album track by track.

The interview was the first episode of a brand new podcast, which sees John talk through some of the biggest albums of recent years with the artists that made them.

Already you can hear John talk to Sam Fender, Foals, Florence + The Machine, Wolf Alice and Royal Blood.

Listen to the John Kennedy Track By Track Podcast exclusively here on Global Player

John Kennedy's Track By Track Podcast: Arctic Monkeys - The Car
John Kennedy's Track By Track Podcast: Arctic Monkeys - The Car. Picture: Radio X