Comebacks: The Good, The Bad And The U.G.L.Y

Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys: performing at the Roskilde Festival 2014 in Denmark. Pic: Bill Ebbesen/Wikimedia Commons

The world is weeks away from the return of Arctic Monkeys, while a pop duo also makes a shock comeback

This week Arctic Monkeys released details of their new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, due out on 11 May. It could well be the most anticipated album to come out this year as Arctic fans gear themselves up for the band’s first release since 2013.

Tranquility… will explore further into the creative mind of frontman Alex Turner. The Sheffield band have a reputation for developing their songwriting abilities with each album. The band’s debut album is full of songs about nights out and club life. Arctic Monkeys draw on their life experiences and travels every time they enter the studio, meaning each album has its own personality while retaining the Arctic Monkeys’ spirit.

Last week brought us another return to the limelight, as Daphne & Celeste released their first album since their 2000 debut We Didn’t Say That. The new album, Daphne & Celeste Save The World, came out on Good Friday to mixed reviews, in what could be the most bizarre comeback this century.

Daphne & Celeste ambushed the charts in 1999 and 2000 with hit songs Ooh Stick You and U.G.L.Y, and a cover of Alice Cooper’s School’s Out. The pair’s career came to a wet and premature end when they were bombarded with bottles of urine thrown by angry rock fans during their main stage performance at Reading Festival. However, Daphne & Celeste returned in 2015 with the song You And I Alone, working with producer Max Tundra who wrote and produced the new album.

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