SNEAK PEAK ! Only for fans.
The new Arctic Monkeys biography by Ben Osborne is published in the UK by Omnibus Press.
The book launches in Soho, London TONIGHT
The Arctic Monkeys
Whatever People Say They Are…
That’s What They’re Not
By Ben Osborne
Published by Omnibus Press
£14.95 in original paperback
Also available for Kindle
Press date: May 2013
The anticipated Arctic Monkeys biography is published in 2013 to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Arctic Monkeys’ debut gig in June 2003. This is the first fully comprehensive biography on the band and their story.
Author Ben Osborne traces the meteoric rise of a talented group of school friends from Sheffield, who walked out of their GCSE’s and decided to form a band. They entered the music scene just in time to become the first band to be propelled to stardom by online community groups.
Outflanking an astonished traditional music industry, their debut album, Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not, became the fastest-selling debut album by a rock band in British music history - outselling the rest of the top 20 album chart combined.
The Arctic Monkeys went on to defy predictions that they were a flash-in-the-pan, new media creation, by becoming one of the few contemporary guitar bands that’s performed well in both singles and albums charts. All four of their albums have gone straight to Number One.
Osborne’s biography charts the band’s early years in the suburbs and their fast-track success. He identifiesthe sometimes low-profile people who helped shape the band’s music and career — a career whose high spot to date has been a performance to an audience of over 27 million at the 2012 Olympics.
Written at a pivotal point in the bands development, on the eve their fifth album, and as the band prepare to headline Glastonbury alongside the Rolling Stones, the book is a timely and thorough examination of a group that could be the next truly great British rock n roll band.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Veteran writer, musician, club and radio DJ and music journalist, Ben Osborne was one of the original radio presenters for London’s XFM and NME Radio. He has written extensively for The Guardian, Music Week, DJ Magazine and contributed to The Times, Independent on Sunday and many other titles.
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