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Arctic Monkeys at the Dublin Castle

April 07, 2005

When an unsigned band - with only mp3 downloads on their website to count as releases - has the majority of a crowd singing along to every word, you know you are witnessing something special. Singer Alex Turner could take breaks from singing throughout the set, occasionally mumbling “you can take it from here…” into the microphone almost as if he was embarrassed by the adulation – but this is not something to shy away from – that situation is usually reserved for the Robbie Williams’ and U2s of this world, not four South Yorkshire teenagers.
Arctic Monkeys are on to something big; there is no doubt about that.

 Posted by Chris at April 7, 2005 05:14 PM |  Category: Photos, Reviews


 Xan Phillips says:

I was also at the gig and agree with you review. Principally there to do a Podcast feature on the first band Charlie Says, but as there was a buzz about the Arctic Monkeys, I also recorded some fan views and crowd reactions - now available for download here: http://www.xan.co.uk/volume_06.php

All the best, Xan Phillips

April 11, 2005 10:16 PM
 Chris says:

Oh I missed the first band - i'm downloading your podcast now, so i'll make sure i give them a listen - I love your site by the way, I've been considering doing a podcast style download for my weekly playlists (http://www.abougu.co.uk/playlist/), any tips?


April 11, 2005 11:05 PM
 Xan Phillips says:

The only tip I have is - do what you want to do and if people like it you are doing it well. Thje beauty of the internet and now podcasting is that there are few rules and plenty of fun. I started here www.ipodder.org and it soon became clear. Goodluck and well done for geting your review up so soon.

April 13, 2005 11:49 PM
 Chris says:

Thanks. It's hardly a review, more of a quick synopsis written whilst hungover - I have so many words in my head whilst I'm at gigs, then I wake up the next morning and my brain never seems to work. Hmm.

April 13, 2005 11:52 PM
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