VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”

Posted April 26th, 2011 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

Another new tune from Arctic Monkeys’ fourth long-player, the curiously titled and shittily cover-art-ed Suck it and See, shows the Sheffield quartet continuing its quest into the dark terrain trampled on the slightly dour Humbug. But as with even the worst Arctic Monkeys songs, there’s always Alex Turner’s showy wordplay to lessen the blow. Alas, “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair” is a far cry from the band’s worst. It sports a twisted, rocker riff replete with borderline shoegaze “oohs” and a dose of sunny harmonies. And more of Turner’s ace lyrics.

The band has two sweeps across the US planned over the next few months. However, if you live in the South, you’re foiled again. Dates via Pitchfork after the break.

05-05 Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
05-06 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
05-17 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
05-18 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory #
05-19 Boston, MA – House of Blues #
05-21 Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus #
05-22 Montreal, Quebec – L’Olympia #
05-24 New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield #
05-26 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore #
05-27 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave #
05-28 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue #
05-30 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre #
05-31 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue #
06-02 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater #
06-03 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium #
06-10 Sheffield, England – Don Valley Bowl *
06-11 Sheffield, England – Don Valley Bowl ^
06-20 Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalst
06-22 Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
06-26 Roeser, Luxembourg – Rock A Field Festival
07-01 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07-08 Kinross, Scotland – T in the Park
07-09 Punchestown Racecourse, Ireland – Oxegen
07-11 Lyon, France – Les Nuits De Fourviere
07-14 Meco, Portugal – Super Bock Super Rock Festival
07-16 Benicassim, Spain – Benicassim Festival
07-17 Bern, Switzerland – Gurten Festival
07-29-31 Naeba Ski Resort, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
07-30 Seoul, South Korea – Jisan Valley Rock Festival
08-01 Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
08-02 Austin, TX – Stubbs
08-03 Houston, TX – House of Blues
08-06 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08-10 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
08-11 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
08-12 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
08-13 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08-20-21 Staffordshire, England – V Festival
09-03 Bologna, Italy – I-Day Festival

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