Arctic Monkeys- The Film
MTV News caught a sneak peak of their movie release and talked to the band
Arctic Monkeys concert film premiered last night in London with the band themselves making a rare appearance at the event.
The four-piece run through 20 tracks on the film- which will come out on DVD November 3- including blistering versions of When The Sun Goes Down, Brianstorm and Fake Tales Of San Francisco.
Highlights also include A Certain Romance, Teddy Picker and the gorgeous 505- where Miles Kane joins them on guitar.
The cameras highlight Alex Turners guitar riffs and Matt Helders thundering drums in particular.
The frontman makes a number of funny comments between songs too- even telling the audience that the gig is being broadcast live to screens in Berlin. It prompts chants of Eng-a-land from the crowd.
Restrained direction comes from Richard Ayoade (who made the Arctics Fluorescent Adolescent and stars in The I.T Crowd) and a crack team of cameramen who eschew the swooping crowd shots that feature in most live music TV.
The only time you really notice the audience is when the group play When The Sun Goes Down and they sing along to the famous what a scummy man intro. Even a year after the actual gig this is a spine tingling moment.
Shot on film with simple lighting and crystal clear sound quality its the most intimate chance youll get to see the festival headlining band.
The only problem youll have is stopping yourself singing along in the cinema
After the screening the band answered easy questions from journalists " and as usual they werent very talkative.
However they did reveal something about their hotly anticipated third album. Bassist Nick O'Malley said: Its the very early stages at the moment and weve just started it. We are not half way through yet.
Alex also confirmed the group are working with Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme saying: Weve been recording with Josh Homme. Hes been producing- its going good thanks.