Sheffield supergroup? Bring Me The Horizon 'would love' collaboration with Arctic Monkeys
It’s the stuff of Sheffield rock royalty – a collaboration between Bring Me The Horizon and Arctic Monkeys.
And Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has hinted the two Sheffield groups could join forces – bringing the bands back together for the first time since their school days.
He went to Stocksbridge High School then Barnsley College alongside the Monkeys and lead singer Alex Turner - who were in the year above Oli at the time.
He said: “A couple of years ago we were at a festival and Alex was playing and I just walked into the backstage area, the VIP bit where people are having drinks, and he just saw me out the corner of his eye and went, 'Wahey, I’ve been waiting years for this!'
“He ran up to me and gave me a big bear hug and I was so taken aback like what the f*** just happened. And he was like ‘I’ve watched all your videos on YouTube, how’s it going…’
“I mean, he was a bit merry, but I couldn’t believe it. He’s in one of the biggest bands in the world, and fair enough we went to school together, but I just did not see that coming. It was a super cool moment.
“I would love to do something with them, collaborate somehow. Because it is just a sick thing that we both went to the same school and both did well.
“They’ve been an inspiration to my band, we watched how they did stuff and we took a lot of notes. So it would be super cool to do something with them at some point.”