Alex Turner is his usual intelligent acerbic self

The Sheffield phenomenon continue to snap away at the hand they aren’t particularly interested in being fed by with their latest single.

A Teddy Picker is name of the mechanical claw game at funfairs where you try to grab a cuddly toy and here it becomes a metaphor for the random obsessions of the music media. Over dark and rainy surf rock, singer Alex Turner is his usual intelligent acerbic self and the song concludes suddenly with the brilliantly disdainful line “who’d want to be men of the people / when there’s people like you”.
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