For Girls Aloud...
Scott Colothan
12:04 9th February 2006

Arctic Monkeys were heckled during their homecoming show at Sheffield Octagon last night.

But rather than being at the receiving end of abuse, the Arctic Army were begging for a rendition of Girls Aloud’s ‘Love Machine’ which the band recorded for Radio 1 last month.

Alex Turner aptly told the crowd to ‘fuck off’ saying: “Is that all you like us for? Fuck off, we can’t remember how to play it.”

Elsewhere in the gig, Arctic Monkeys debuted new track ‘Leave Before The Lights Come On’ which was greeted with a less than emphatic reaction, to which Alex replied: “Fucking hell, don’t sound so enthusiastic, we’ll get back to the classics afterwards.”

Fortunately, Maximo Park had stepped aside to allow the Monkeys to headline the gig, allowing Paul Smith and co. to play to the first entirely full room of the tour.