Arctic Monkeys 'Fall Short' On American Tour

British indie sensations ARCTIC MONKEYS have received a critical mauling at the hands of the American press - despite being the major crowd-puller at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas last week (ends19MAR06). The teen band, whose album WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT became the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history earlier this year (06), looked set to storm America's charts following their current US tour - which sold out in minutes. But reviews of the I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR hitmaker's American shows have failed to mirror the high levels of devotion displayed by fans. The Miami Herald writes, "The drummer sang out of tune harmonies, the singer wasn't especially charismatic, the music felt catchy but unexceptional." And the Oakland Times goes a step further, "You'll have to excuse the folks who might still be hanging around out front of the Great American Music Hall looking under rocks and hoping to find something more. "Few bands have fallen short to a greater degree than the Arctic Monkeys did in San Francisco."


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