The Arctic Monkeys: What People Say They Are... That's What They're Not


Publisher: Omnibus Press
Artist: Arctic Monkeys
Author: Ben Osborne
Format: Books | Biography
Coming ten years after the group's first appearance, Whatever People Say They Are... That's What They're Not is the first comprehensive biography of Arctic Monkeys, the greatest British group of the internet age.

It’s the story of a talented group of hip-hop loving school friends from Sheffield who entered the music scene just in time to become the first band to be propelled to stardom by online community groups. They qualified as the fastest-selling British group ever, with all four of their albums going straight to Number One.

Ben Osborne’s biography charts the band’s early years in the suburbs and their fast-track success as Arctic Monkeys. He identifies the sometimes overlooked people who helped shape the band’s music and career – a career which hit a high point with a performance to an audience of over 27 million at the 2012 Olympics.

Ben Osborne is a writer, DJ, musician and founder of the Noise of Art art collective. He has presented an electronic music show on Xfm, was one of the original presenters on NME Radio and has written for The Guardian and The Times amongst others titles. He is the author of The A-Z of Club Culture, a critically acclaimed book about electronic music.
ISBN: 9781780386690
Published on: 01 May 2013
No of pages: 254
Language: English
Catalogue No: OP54901

    Musicroom Reviews

    "Oh don't mind me, guys. Just loving the monkeys biography" *TwitFace*, Tumblr fansite
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    I am so glad this book has been written! Finally, a book on this amazing band! It's full of interesting facts, interviews, has cool picture sections and tells the stories of all the band members and their music. All my fellow Arctic Monkeys fans should get this! You're missing out if you don't read the book!
    Anonymous - ()
    A MUST read!! More captivating than a good novel and better written than most best-sellers... Marie-Agnes Beau
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    "This Arctic Monkeys book is go good I'm actually crying" Jess Lumb, Twitter
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