Arctic Monkeys: How The 'AM' Creators Went From Sheffield Indie Kids To Festival Headliners (PICS)

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Arctic Monkeys have come a long way since they first formed in 2002 and slowly over the years, they’ve made their way from playing in Sheffield pubs to headlining festivals including Glastonbury, T In The Park and Reading and Leeds.

Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Jamie Cook and Nick O’Malley (who replaced Andy Nicholson in 2006) have undergone quite the transformation since storming the British music scene with their 2005 single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’.

Their scruffy polo tops and baggy jeans are long gone and in their place sit leather jackets, gelled hair and skinny jeans.

Alex’s awkward stage presence has been replaced with humorous banter and cheeky one-liners that are capable of keeping crowds of 80,000 fans entertained in between their hits.

Instead of arriving at the Brit Awards in jokey farmer costumes, Arctic Monkeys confidently stride along the red carpet, before smoothly delivering bewildering acceptance speeches.

With their two giant Finsbury Park gigs taking place this weekend, there’s no better time to take a look through some vintage snaps and see how everyone’s favourite Sheffield band have evolved...

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