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Arctic Monkeys stayed together because of childhood bond

Arctic Monkeys believe they have stayed together because they were friends for a long time before forming their band.

The Sheffield quartet - Matt Helders, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley and Alex Turner - have been mates since growing up in North England, and think their childhood bond has stopped them from succumbing to the pressures of fame.

Turner said: "Our friendship definitely has something to do with it [staying together]. We grew up pretty much on the same street. So we'd hung around with each other a long time before we were a band and that helps you bypass a lot of those pitfalls."

However, the band admits they occasionally row, but think their arguments are normal.

Turner said: "You're bound to argue, but I think we get around a lot of that stuff. It's maybe something about where we're from. We're all pretty laid back.

"Everyone gets aggravated but there aren't too many tantrums."

O'Malley added: "Even if you ran a shop with your brother, you'd have fights. It's that natural sibling rivalry thing."

Watch Arctic Monkeys' interview with MTV News Canada here: