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Arctic Monkeys play down expectation...

Postby arctic » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:17 pm

Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner fears the hype surrounding the band could make their forthcoming debut album a "disappointment".

The band's first LP 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' is released next Monday following months of plaudits from the music press.

But Turner fears the media attention is out of control and expectations about the record could be too high.

"For where we're at it is too much, compared to what stage we're at as a band," he said.

"We're just starting really. [The attention] sets the record up to be a disappointment.

"As good as we know it is, it's like it'll be built up to such a thing that if it doesn't cure cancer or solve inner city poverty or something it'll be a disaster. But people get carried away, don't they? Fair enough."

Drummer Matt Helders added: "It's flattering for people to say we're the next big thing.

"It's nice to hear. But you don't want it to go so far that it's not about the music, that it's about people being told to like it.

"I don't want people to like us for the wrong reasons. But I think people aren't stupid. They can see through it and realise that they do actually like us."

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