Drummer for Sheffield's finest rockers, who'll be knocking out tunes from their hot new Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino/Outside) disc at the Kool Haus Friday (May 11), with Nashville teens Be Your Own Pet opening.
What's the most irrational purchase you've made since making all that Arctic Monkeys money?
The other day I bought a 45-centimetre Freddie Mercury doll that sings a medley of Queen songs when you wave your hand in front of it. Worth every penny.
What's the best rumour you've heard about yourself?
I haven't really heard any about me. They all involve Alex (singer/guitarist Alex Turner) and Kate Moss, but we've never actually met her, so obviously they aren't true.
Who should play the lead in the made-for-TV movie The Matt Helders Story?
Well, Val Kilmer has a similar physique, but maybe Jude Law. He's not quite as good-looking, but they can do amazing things with makeup these days.
Now that you've entered the cut-throat world of high fashion with your new Matt signature sportswear line for Supreme Being, which designer would give you the most trouble in a bare-knuckle brawl -- say, during Fashion Week in Paris?
That's a very good question. I can't say I've ever been asked that before. Well, Karl Lagerfeld might have a pop, but, you know, I can take care of myself.
What are the last words spoken by a drummer before getting canned?
I dunno, what? "Hey guys, let's try playing this new song I've written!" That's good. Heh heh - I haven't written any songs yet, so I should keep that in mind.