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  • Band/Affiliation: Arctic Monkey / Mongrel
  • Country: United States

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Matt Helders is the drummer for the UK Bands Arctic Monkey and Mongrel, he also provides the comprehensive backing vocals.

Matt has said that he ended up playing drums because "that was the only thing left. When we started the band none of us played anything. We just put it together. They all had guitars and I bought a drum kit after a bit." However, he notes the influence rap music has had on the band, saying "We were rap fans at school more than now...it still influences us in some ways, like for me, it's the drummin'. The groove element, like foon-keh music."

Outside of the Arctic Monkeys, Matt remixed 'We Rule The World' by The Hives, their fourth single taken from "The Black and White Album", along with 'Skin Divers' from Duran Duran's "Red Carpet Massacre" album. He has also played with the US band We Are Scientists, taking the drum chair for some of UK shows/festivals and in 2009 worked with Toddla T. Matt also compiled the LateNightTales DJ mix CD series, released in October 2008, the set entitled 'Late Night Tales: Matt Helders' included a spoken word track performed and written by Arctic Monkey bandmate Alex Turner.Matt has released his own clothing line, consisting of a jacket, a zip hood and three t-shirts, as a clothing colboration with Supremebeing. Each garment is limited to 600 per colour and style was accompanied by a free CD featuring an Arctic Monkeys remix, with £1 from the sale of each garment being donated to the Arthur Rank Hospice, UK.In 2009 the Arctic Monkeys released their third studio album.

"Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not"(2006)

"Favourite Worst Nightmare" (2007) 

"Humbug" (2009)

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