Arctic Monkeys forgotten how to write hits

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 December 2011
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Alex Turner

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has ''forgotten'' how to write a hit song because the musical ''landscape'' has changed

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has "forgotten" how to write a chart hit.

The group scored five top five hits the UK between 2005 and 2007 - including number one 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' - but none of the three singles from their last album, 'Suck it and See' made it into the top 40 and songwriter Alex thinks he's unable to pen a successful record because the musical "landscape" has changed.

When asked about chart success, he said: "I have f***ing forgotten how to do that. I don't know what that is any more, it's a different landscape these days."

The 25-year-old star also insists singing never came "naturally" to him and he is still "working on it".

He added to The Sun newspaper: "I was never a singer. I have had to practice at that and writing melodies is something that didn't come naturally. I was more comfortable writing lyrics.

"I am still working on it but I think we are getting there with the singing thing."

Alex wrote his first solo record, a six-track soundtrack for British movie 'Submarine', which was released in March this year and he also has his The Last Shadow Puppets side project with his friend Miles Kane.

Arctic Monkeys

The stomping Sheffield tykes have graduated from songs about chip shops and taxi ranks, but the ferocious singalong favourites of old should also make an appearance.

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