Within seconds, Arctic Monkeys gate-crashed the U.K. pop charts and became national heroes, thanks to an infectiously excited Internet fan base. The hype reminds one of Oasis, but that hasn't hurt yet

Within seconds, Arctic Monkeys gate-crashed the U.K. pop charts and became national heroes, thanks to an infectiously excited Internet fan base. The hype reminds one of Oasis, but that hasn't hurt yet. Unlike Oasis, the lads from Sheffield, England, take their cues from the Clash and the Libertines, mixing choppy punk-funk guitars with distorted vocals and frantic rhythms.