Season 5 of The Newport Record Club with Arctic Monkeys

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As one of the world’s most hyped bands in 2006, Arctic Monkeys were quick to invade America and beyond. Armed with a distinctive indi-rock sound infused with heavy guitar riffs and RnB grooves, these English rockers have a flavour of musical taste that’s certainly matured over the years. Still making an impression today, Arctic Monkeys have come a long way since forming during their high school years; bringing character, power and indie appeal to the rock n’ roll industry.

Bursting onto the scene in 2005 with their absolute rocker of a hit I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, Arctic Monkeys oozed a sense of fresh energy, catchy song structures and impressive feverish vibes. They were a band that could’ve easily been swallowed up by the messiahs of the British-rock hype – but their groove-laden, laid back record Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not was an instant classic; exceeding the Brit-pop fringe to become the greatest album the band has ever made.

Arctic Monkeys

Join the Record Club

The Newport Hotel’s exclusive Record Club recognises some of Western Australia’s most iconic and beloved musicians. Boosting the local music scene in a very promising light, the first show for Season 5 pays tribute to Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Joining together specifically for this special night, Moscow Mules – featuring some of Perth’s most recognised talent – will be performing this classic record in all its entirety Thursday 21st April, 2016. Event details here.

Meet the Moscow Mules

Harrison Read: (Vocals / Guitar)

Playing some sort of musical instrument since he can remember, Harrison has been playing in bands since early high school. On vocals and guitar for the evening, Read is currently playing for a band called Casinodreams and The Cabarates.

Dion Mariani: (Guitar)

A member of local bands Custom Royal and The Flairz, Dion isn’t new to the Record Club scene after previously performing in the AC/DC tribute night.

Luke Reynolds: (Bass)

Luke is part of a 4-piece psychedelic rock band called Psychedelic Porn Crumpets who have just released their debut album in March 2016.

Caleb Quartermaine: (Drums)

A busy man in the Perth music scene, Caleb is part of a few local acts including….deep breath… These Winter Nights, The Hunting Birds, Joel Barker and Bedouin Sea.

The Newport Record Club

Arctic Monkeys’ Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Released in 2006, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not still ranks one of the best rock albums to date. The record, which remains one of the fastest selling albums in British music history, propelled Alex Turner and co. into a spin of international fame and helped to establish them as ‘The Generation’s Most Important Band’.

Still feeling as fresh and lively as it did 10 years ago, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not has an enthusiasm about it that’s infectious. With hits like I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, Still Take You Home, When The Sun Goes Down and A Certain Romance; its drunken energy, vivid story-telling lyrics and dramatic beats seemed to keep the record ahead of the curve. Their music became the soundtrack to millions of fans’ lives, showcasing a high level of maturity and illustrating their reality to the rest of the world through youthful enthusiasm and dirty dancefloors.

Arctic Monkeys

“I was only about 13 when the album first came out, so I was only really just starting to develop my musical tastes. But it was this record that really got me into wanting to play/write music and perform in bands, so it is quite a special one for me” – Harrison Read.

“I feel like this album is universal to all ages. I know kids way younger than me who absolutely adore this record, and this is no exception to some of the older generations too”. 

Arctic Monkeys at The Newport Record Club


“We’re absolutely thrilled to be a part of The Newport Record Club. Ever since the first performance I’ve been aching to be a part of the party! It’s such a great idea, and we’re all super excited to do it!”

“Expect to see a great band playing a great album by the Arctic Monkeys this Thursday night. What more could you want!?”

Season 5 of Perth’s exclusive Record Club has only just begun! There’s so much music goodness in store over the next two months, including David Bowie, Silverchair, James Brown, Pink Floyd, The Doors and more. Make sure you stay tuned on the Toward Music blog to find out all the juicy details for each show and follow The Newport Record Club on Facebook for all the latest updates.

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