It has only been a short space of time, but the Arctic Monkeys are back even though they actually wanted to be back earlier. Originally the band were hoping to have their second album out a year after the debut album release. Just over a year and Brianstorm is the first single to come off Arctic Monkeys second album Favourite Worst Nightmare.
It is a refreshing change to see a band that after selling records, rather than going commercial they have decided to go the opposite way. Brianstorm is a statement by Arctic Monkeys. It is turning around and saying that yes we sold a shed load of records but we are going to carry on playing the music we want to, unlike Razorlight. Brianstorm is full of louder guitar riffs banging drumbeats and naturally the spiralling lyrics to come from the man of the moment Alex Turner.
If this is any indication on what the album is like, then the Monkeys fans are really in for a mega treat, and could be one of the few bands that manage to get over the hurdle that in the “difficult” second album.