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Alex Turner responds to accent comments

Arctic Monkeys frontman has responded to the swathes of comments from fans criticizing his changed accent on Twitter.

The group headlined Glastonbury Festival on Friday night and fans in the crowd and watching from home were surprised to hear what appeared to be an American influence on the Sheffield singer’s Northern accent.

Following the performance, tweets began to appear such as: “Watching the Glastonbury video of Arctic Monkeys from last night, is Alex Turner acting like a 50's crooner for a bet? What's that accent?” or “…a bit confused by Alex Turner's new accent...#articmonkeys #glastonbury. He's like Sheffield's Elvis.”

Speaking to NME following the comments, Turner said: "I’ve been pointing my hands for ages though! Maybe it’s just the quiff confusing people? Jo Whiley just said I was channeling my inner Elvis, but I dunno man. It’s not intentional!"





Check out a clip from the bands’ Friday night performance below: