Suck It and See (song)

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"Suck It and See"
Suck it and see single.jpg
Single by Arctic Monkeys
from the album Suck It and See
Released 31 October 2011
Format 7", digital download
Genre Indie rock, dream pop
Length 3:45
Label Domino
Writer(s) Alex Turner
Producer(s) James Ford
Arctic Monkeys singles chronology
"The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala"
"Suck It and See"
"Black Treacle"
For songs by others including Grim Reaper, Andy Scott and Glen Matlock, see Suck It and See (disambiguation).

"Suck It and See" is the third single from Arctic Monkeys' fourth studio album Suck It and See released via MP3 digital download and 7" vinyl on 31 October 2011 with the song "Evil Twin" appearing as a B-side. It is one of the rare incidences that a B-side for a single has charted higher than the single itself on release due to downloads, with Suck It and See reaching 149 and Evil Twin reaching 114 on the UK singles chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single premiered on 16 September 2011 and for "Evil Twin" premiered on 27 October 2011 on YouTube. The video was directed by Focus Creeps. Videos were released for both songs.

The video for "Suck It and See" tells a narrative story of a biker (drummer Matt Helders) and his relationship with a lover, portrayed by American model Breana McDow, who briefly appears partially nude in the video. The video is set in California and mocks the macho nature of American biker culture. It has also been suggested that the video is a tongue-in-cheek response to criticism that the band's sound has become too "Americanised". Alex Turner briefly appears in a cameo. The biker's storyline is continued in the Black Treacle, Evil Twin and arguably the R U Mine? video.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Alex Turner; all music composed by Arctic Monkeys.

7" vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Suck It and See" 3:45
2. "Evil Twin" 3:23
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Suck It and See" 3:45
2. "Evil Twin" 3:23



Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[1] 15
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[2] 33
Ukraine (FDR Rock Singles)[3] 1
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[4] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 149


  1. ^ " – Arctic Monkeys – The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  2. ^ " – Arctic Monkeys – The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Rock" (in Ukrainian). FDR Music Charts. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-12" UK Indie Chart. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Chart Log UK: 2011". Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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