Artic Monkeys Front man Alex Turner can even make Susanna Reid blush and can (almost) get away with a dodgy pastiche of an American accent and a priapic quiff. But it is here in the cavernous surroundings of the provincial auditoria before the willing teenage armies of beer-flinging, right-of-passage admirers that they must continue to prove themselves and keep the spirit of their acerbically intelligent brand of rock n roll burning brightly. Tour start @ the Toon
Newcastle on soggy Tuesday night on the first date of a British and European tour is a far cry from the hipster lives the lads from Sheffield are said to be living on America's sunshine West Coast. Yet if they had even a scintilla of disdain for their audience of the sort exhibited at their showcase iTunes Festival show last month, they were not showing it.