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Arctic Monkeys: Magna Centre, Rotherham

Pete Paphides, Times, The, 24 April 2006

SPEND AN hour in the company of Britain's hottest young band and an inescapable irony heaves into view. How is it that a frontman with such a facility for words struggles to find the right ones when the music stops? When the lank-haired Alex Turner finally did venture an utterance it was only to ask Sheffield how it was (he was in neighbouring Rotherham) and to inform us that he was swigging Tesco cider.

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