By Mikael Wood
12:34 PM PDT, October 17, 2013
Arctic Monkeys appear to be making the most of their recent move to Los Angeles.
Just weeks after the British band completed a three-night stand at the Wiltern, the group turned up Wednesday night in Hollywood for a performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (Arctic Monkeys had been scheduled to play the late-night show last week but were bumped when Kimmel's interview with Kanye West went long.)
Frontman Alex Turner and his mates did "Do I Wanna Know?" and "R U Mine?" from the group's new "AM" album, which finds the Monkeys juicing their once-scrappy garage-rock sound with low-slung beats that sound inspired by the work of Dr. Dre.
In a recent interview, Turner told Pop & Hiss that the record reflects his desire to keep evolving, and that "R U Mine?" was particularly transformative.
"The vocals on that song share something with contemporary R&B," the singer said. "And from there it was like, 'Well, what else can we pull in that doesn't normally go in the rock band box?'"
Watch "Do I Wanna Know?" and "R U Mine?" below.
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