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by Michael Baggs

Tags: Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys' new single 'Do I Wanna Know' gets (mostly) good reaction

Fans take to Twitter to share their opinions

 

Arctic Monkeys' new single 'Do I Wanna Know' gets (mostly) good reaction

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Ahead of their headline slot at Glastonbury next weekend, Arctic Monkeys today premiered brand new single, 'Do I Wanna Know' - which has met with mostly positive responses from fans.

The band debuted the song on their recent US tour, but then surprised fans by releasing it on iTunes in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 19 June).

The track continues to hard-edged rockier sound of their previous album Suck It And See and picks up where the standalone single 'R U Mine' left off, but with a slow-burning groove reminiscent of the darker moments on Humbug.

Fans took to Twitter to share their reactions to the track, with fans praising both the song - and the accompanying video.

"New arctic monkeys tune is a winner," said ‏@jdbeeson16.

‏@connorghosh agreed - : "New Arctic Monkeys track is pure class... The video's pretty nifty too."

‏@felmckel reckons the song is up to the band's own lofty standards, saying: "Is it possible for arctic monkeys to make a song that doesn't epitomise 'fuck yeah'?"

‏@RhysAFC_ said: "I can not stop listening to 'Do I Wanna Know?', you've done it again Arctic Monkeys."

‏@Callumwaine shared love for for 'Do I Wanna Know' - as well as their entire back catalogue, writing: "Arctic Monkeys haven't made a bad song yet."

Watch the video for 'Do I Wanna Know' below

However, reaction hasn't been entirely positive with many people criticising the band as 'pointless' and describing the new track as 'simple'.

‏@garspaceman slammed the band, saying: "New Arctic Monkeys song? Err didn't realise they were still about. They are quite pointless now aren't they?"

‏@N0_Hope claimed that fans were only praising the track because they were so eager to hear new material, writing: "It's only because it's Arctic Monkeys that everyone loves it."

‏@_Greg_95 said he was a fan of the track, but found it slightly underwhelming: "I like the new Arctic Monkeys track but it's very simple, they've got a riff and not much else."

Below: everything we know about Arctic Monkey's new album

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