Wednesday 9 November 2022

ARCTIC MONKEYS - Studio Brussel FM broadcast 2022

Marconi Studio, Schaerbeek (Belgium) Studio Brussel FM Broadcasts. 10 October, 2022

Private showcase for Studio Brussel, VRT Radio Marconi Studio, Schaarbeek/Schaerbeek (Brussels), Belgium.

Setlist :
01. DJ intro / There'd Better Be A Mirrorball
02. Fireside
03. Big Ideas (New song - Live debut)
04. Do I Wanna Know?
05. Snap Out Of It
06. Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
07. Crying Lightning
08. Body Paint
09. One Point Perspective
10. That's Where You're Wrong
11. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
12. R U Mine?
13. 505

The Arctic Monkeys have played a run of modest and intimate festival sets over the past month across Europe, culminating in a headlining slot at the Reading & Leeds festivals. It was their first UK shows for nearly four years.

This intimate show, a promotional appearance to publicise the release of the new album ‘The Car’ showcases that their stunning live set, has lost little potency, despite numerous musical changes of direction since the release of their debut album way back in 2006

Alex Turner and Matt Helders were interviewed before this studio performance. 3FM’s Vera Siemons asked about the new album: “Do you remember the moment when you felt like it clicked, it was complete. The entire record is finished, done, it’s perfect?”

“It took us a lot longer to get to the end point of this one than any of the others,” replied lead singer Alex Turner. “I suppose because we had a bit more time. Maybe the longer you let it go on, the more you want to let yourself make adjustments. Perhaps all of that might have got a bit silly at the end in that respect…Remarkably, I don’t know if I’ve ever listened to this one in a car.”

The new album, ‘The Car’ was released on 21 October, 2022 and they have already confirmed details of a UK stadium tour and North American dates with Fontaines D.C. for next year. Across late April and early May of 2023, the band will play a number of gigs on the continent, reaching Germany, Norway, Sweden, France and beyond.

Complete Studio Brussel FM Broadcasts. An incomplete set, but only one song wasn't broadcast, the third of the show, "Four Out Of Five"

This is an edited version, no music has been cut, only some of the DJ presenter's lengthy inbetween song comments. Some of the transitions and the abrupt cuts have also been smoothed over.

Recording Gear: Marantz M-CR610 with an additional external antenna homemade --> Roland Edirol R09HR v.1.04 (16bit/44kHz) input level at 41 --> PC with USB cable.
Post production: Volume adjusted, fade in (tracks 01, 03, 25, 26 & 27) / fade out (tracks 13, 24, 25, 26 & 27), tracks created and tagged with SoundForgePro.
Tracks in wav --> Flac 8, Align on sector boundaries using fix and .ffp with Trader's Little Helper.
Transferred, mastered and uploaded by trebor on Dimeadozen, 2022-10-15.