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Watch as Arctic Monkeys bring back ‘Mardy Bum’ for Sheffield homecoming gig


Arctic Monkeys rolled out old favourite ‘Mardy Bum’ for the first time in years to mark their string of homecoming shows in Sheffield.

The track, taken from the band’s debut studio album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, was met by rapturous applause and signified the moment a lot of fans have been waiting for during this tour.

In a sett hat opened with ‘Star Treatment’ which was introduced by punk poet John Cooper Clarke, the Monkeys crashed through ‘Brianstorm’, ‘Arabella’ and ‘Star Treatment’.

Then, following ‘Cornerstone’, Alex Turner stepped up to treat the fans to a reworked, simple version of ‘Mardy Bum’. With the backing of a simple drum loop backing, the frontman ran through two verses:

Here’s the footage: