So I was sitting on the can a few days back (great visual, right?) and picked up an old Blender magazine I had laying around. It’s been five years since the Arctic Monkeys debuted with a bang…at least in their native U.K. While Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not turned into England’s fastest selling debut album of all time, the Monkeys have not been able to replicate that success here in the States. That album sold just under 400,000 copies on these shores, and two successive albums have only combined to sell 300,000 units. Of course, sales are not a barometer on whether something is actually good or not, and the Monkeys have put together a fairly rockin’ catalog.

Their fourth album, Suck it and See, already boasts the title of the year. Scheduled for release on June 6th in Britain (American release is still TBD as far as I know), it’s led by the single “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”. Cheeky bastards. The song itself manages to be rocking and danceable in the old school kind of way (meaning: not disco-influenced and without synthesizers-although there’d be absolutely nothing wrong with it if those elements existed). I don’t know why, but I hear Alice in Chains in this song-like if people were allowed to have a sense of humor in the grunge days (and AIC were British), they would have come up with something like this. It’s available on their Soundcloud page and you can hear it below. Enjoy!

Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair by arcticmonkeys

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