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Arctic Monkeys Fulfill Your Indie Dreams, Cover The Strokes' "Is This It"

Alex Turner just wanted to be one of The Strokes, and he's trying his best to become one.

by Shaad D’Souza
Jul 25 2018, 9:27am

Both images: Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock

The first line on Arctic Monkeys' new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is "I just wanted to be one of The Strokes." Assuming Monkeys lead singer Alex Turner writes biographically, I guess we could say that he's probably a pretty big Strokes fan. Now, we have some kind of confirmation: Arctic Monkeys covered The Strokes' iconic "Is This It" at a show in Queens last night. It's a pretty reverential, straight-up cover, without any big changes, but hey: if a song's great, why try to change it? Watch it go down below:

Shaad D'Souza is Noisey's Australian editor. Follow him on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on Noisey AU.

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