Arctic Monkeys feel awards prove their talent

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 February 2014
Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys don't feel their BRIT awards prove how talented they are after picking up Best Album and Best Group at the ceremony last night (19.02.14)

Arctic Monkeys don't feel their BRIT awards prove how talented they are.

The 'R U Mine?' hitmakers picked up the coveted Best Album and Best Group awards for the third time at the ceremony at London's O2 Arena last night (19.02.14), but think their trophies don't show how good they are as musicians.

Frontman Alex Turner said: "We're really delighted to be here tonight and it was wonderful to perform and have our name on fire, it's something I've been really looking forward to.

"But as wonderful as it is to be acknowledged for something you've created, I don't necessarily think the talent or how good a group of musicians is, is directly shown by the size of their trophy cabinet, but that's not meant to be like a downer on it.

"It's a pleasure to be mentioned alongside great people, but for us, any victory comes closer to the conception of the song or the record in the first place."

The band - also made up of Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley and Matt Helders - won Best Album for their record 'AM', which conquered the charts last year, and were up against One Direction in the Best Group category.

Alex, 28, said it has been a "big year" for the group and they are now looking forward to the summer, as they prepare to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals and play two special outdoor shows at Finsbury Park in London.

He added: "We can't wait for the summer, it's going to be great."

Arctic Monkeys

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