WATCH: Arctic Monkeys Channel Black Sabbath on ‘Letterman’

Arctic Monkeys

The audience may have snickered when David Letterman read the title of their new release, Suck It and See — “I’m being told it’s their Christmas album,” he quipped — but Arctic Monkeys put to rest any juvenile jokes when they thundered through a punishing version of their latest single, “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair” on last night’s Late Show. Warning to Monkeys fans: this isn’t a peppy rave like “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” or “Fluorescent Adolescent.” It’s a heavy metal grind worthy of Black Sabbath. We’re scared and very, very turned on. (Thanks to The Audio Perv for sharing.)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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