Thursday, January 26, 2006

MONKEYS CHOOSE QUIET DIGNITY OVER BRITS

Everyone wants a slice of the Arctic Monkeys right now (in fact, Unilever should be marketing a special Arctic Roll with a monkey face in it - they'd clean up), and the organisers of the Brits wanted them, too.

"Play our event" they begged.

"Get lost" snapped the band.

The official line seems to be that the event is too uncool and "they have enough hype already" - which is true on both counts. But from a purely careerist point of view, let's hope they don't come to regret the early introduction to foreign markets through the international TV screening. The internets can only take you so far.