"Fuck off." That was Arctic Monkeys' singer Alex Turner's reaction to hometown crowd calls for his band to play their much-aired cover of Girls Aloud's 'Love Machine'. Manners, in my day we had them.
Playing at the Sheffield Octagon last night, Turner was rather taken aback by the calls for the band's cover. "Is that all you like us for?" he reportedly said. "Fuck off, we can’t remember how to play it.”
Should anyone not already saturated to exhaustion by the AM media blitz care, the four-piece debuted a new song last night, called 'Leave Before The Lights Come On'. Apparently the crowd didn't take to it too well. Gigwise quotes Turner thus: “Fucking hell, don’t sound so enthusiastic, we’ll get back to the classics afterwards.”