Arctic Monkeys Drummer Says It Would Be 'Fake' For The Band To Return To Its Early Style
Arctic Monkeys rocker Matt Helders insists the band would be "fake" to return to the sound of its hit debut album, despite failing to achieve the same success with subsequent records.
The British group's first disc "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" was an overnight sensation, and shot to the top of the U.K. charts when it was released in 2006.
However, their three follow-up albums have not enjoyed the same huge sales, but the rockers are adamant they need to continue to evolve rather than return to their popular early style.
Helders tells the Calgary Herald: "For us, it seems obvious to do something different when you make a new record.
"I know that bands can successfully carry on by having a similar sound forever, can have a full career out of it. Obviously many do and that works. It's just that I don't think we'd ever want to do that.
"We couldn't make a record like our first record again, it would sound a bit fake."