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Scott Colothan

12:28 26th October 2005

Alex Turner

Forever billed as the next Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys said they would quit the industry if they became a parody of Ricky Wilson and co.

Frontman Alex Turner was talking about the importance of lyrics to the band when he made the comment.

He told the nme: “Most bands these days probably just write lyrics because they sound good without thinking.”

“But I don’t want to be a band like Kaiser Chiefs. I think if we’re next year’s Kaiser Chiefs we’ll quit.”

Turner went on to say that as a frontman he walks “the tightrope between Mike Skinner and Jarvis Cocker.”

Photo by: Shirlaine Forrest

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