Oh good lord. The Arctic Monkeys have decided they'd like to take their girlfriends off on tour of America, which is apparently enough to try and generate a class of musical hangers-on:
“We are like the WAGS of the band — but we get on well.
“I can’t wait to see Jamie, it feels like I don’t see him for ages when he’s away on tour.”
It would seem that way, Katie, because, erm, he's away for ages.
It's bad enough that soccer has generated this fascination with people who seem to have given up their own identity to be part of a circus of hangers-on; the last thing we need is for that to be shifted to music as well.
So, is Newton cracking down on it? Or encouraging it?
What do you think?
You do realise that actually made it into the final article, Victoria. Bags? Really?
If the Arctic Monkeys don't want to go the way of Noel Gallagher, they might want to suggest to their girlfriends they're better off remaining individuals rather than being subsumed into a meaningless Stepfordesque group.