Yes, I'm stoked there's a new Arctic Monkeys album coming out. For now I don't mind everyone yapping about it. Naturally it'll pass, as will the horrendously boring "The Arctic Monkeys Rise To Fame" videos splashed across each and every YouTubes.
Lets dive into a story less told, at least these days. The one about the band's only ex-member, Andy Nicholson, who split because he wasn't handling the touring environment well... apparently. He's around, somewhere in Sheffield, and my curiosity gland begins thumping when it ventures anywhere near hypotheticals surrounding self-titled AndyGun.
Perhaps the band would have never gotten going if not for him, although Alex Turner is a dreamboat. Getting the ball rolling deserves praise, so let this playlist be an ode to the man who preferred to fray from a colder band of the genus known as simian; The Arctic Monkeys.
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