Chicago’s resident rock band The Orwells have lashed out at Arctic Monkeys’ latest American tour; stating that their shows have became very “synchronised”.
Priding themselves on their spontaneous shows, The Orwells, who acted as support for Arctic Monkeys on their last American tour, have said that the bands performances have became very routine and even Alex Turner’s ad-libs rarely vary between shows.
Guitarist Matt O’Keefe said; “When you’re playing arenas and everything, it’s a huge production; then the show has to become synchronised to work.” He continued to say: “It was the exact same ad-libs he [Alex Turner] was putting between the songs. So, we were with them for about 50 dates; you saw them once and you’d pretty much seen every date that they’d played”
On the matter, Orwell’s frontman, Mario Cuomo, was a bit more relaxed when criticising the Sheffield four-piece: “It all depends on the band – what they’re going for and what they feel comfortable with. I would feel super uncomfortable if I knew what I was going to say in between songs”.
The Orwells have also said that their eyes have been opened during the course of the tour – it seems as if some beef may be present in the Arctic and Orwell camps currently.