Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner Explains Why The Band Moved To Los Angeles
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.19.2013
And talks about their fans...
In an interview with Another magazine, the Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner talked about why the band moved to Los Angeles and their fans.
On moving to LA: "It's built on rock'n'roll so the best studios and equipment are here. Well, that and the fact that the sun always shines and you can ride your motorcycle in December."
On being baffled by their fans: "It's always the maddest people that come up to me. The other day an old bloke in the queue for the coffee shop said, "I just flew in from Indiana the other day. Are you from the Arctic Monkeys? We love your music, great to see you." It blows my mind what the Arctic Monkeys' demographic is – it's a mystery."
On playing for tough crowds: "When we first arrived in America we'd play a small venue in Florida and some hick would be shouting, ‘Come on, man! What is this?' But I love those sorts of shows where you have to try and convince people. You have to become ten times more animated and really rattle everyone's cage."