I never got into the Arctic Monkeys first time round, because I was out of the country pretty much the entire duration of the hype that surrounded their first album. But their new one, Suck it and See, has been on repeat for the past few weeks – it’s a glorious mixture of brilliantly catchy melodies and razor-sharp lyrics.
So here’s the title track, which sounds a whole lot cruder than it is. It’s one of the high-points of the new album.
Memorably, it also contains the couplet, “that’s not a skirt, girl, that’s a sawn-off shotgun | And I can only hope you’ve got it aimed at me.”