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Arctic Monkeys made more English by the US

Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner says living in New York and writing the band's new album only made him ''more English''.
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Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner says living in America only made him "more English".

The 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair' hitmaker had a stint living in New York, where he wrote the band's latest album, 'Suck it and See', but for him, the experience only highlighted how much he identified with his homeland.

He told the Metro newspaper: "I did live in America for a minute. But we've pretty much moved back to England now.

"Thing is, if anything, I think I get more English when I spend time in America. I wrote a lot of the new album while I was living in New York and I found myself using more English colloquialisms than ever."

Although he always sings in a distinctly northern English accent, Alex admits he drops it when he's performing karaoke, especially on US rap tracks.

He added: "My karaoke tune of choice is Tupac's 'California Love'. Me and our drummer, Matt, we also do a good Eminem and Dr Dre, 'Guilty Conscience', and a mean version of R Kelly's 'Bump N' Grind'.

"But I'm almost ashamed to admit that I do rap in an American accent when I'm doing karaoke. Maybe I should try and do Tupac in a Yorkshire accent. That'll be interesting."

Arctic Monkeys are currently on tour across the US.

Posted on 7 Jun 2011 10:00 to category : Music News

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