Music Fans Are Losing It Over The Next British Storm Being Called 'Brian'
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It's been a little more than 10 years since the world was blessed with the Arctic Monkeys' track 'Brianstorm'. It was the English band's fourth single and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.
But who would have guessed that more than a decade since that song was released, Britain would be again be treated to another Brianstorm? However, this one would be slightly different. According to the UK's Met Office, the next storm to wreak havoc across Britain will be called Brian.
#StormBrian has been named by @MetEireann as the second storm of the season, bringing strong winds to Ireland and the UK on Saturday pic.twitter.com/r2zxzqeSrL
- Met Office (@metoffice) October 19, 2017
For those who aren't Arctic Monkeys fans, it would sound just like all the other generic names handed out to storms, hurricanes and cyclones. But people who enjoy the Sheffield band are absolutely loving the storm name's significance.
If you haven't heard the Artic Monkeys track, then you should know that the lyrics really don't describe a storm well.
"Top marks for not trying
So kind of you to bless us
With your effortlessness
We're grateful, so strangely comforted."
Hopefully Storm Brian, aka Brianstorm, will be offering similar levels of effort to the song's subject when it comes to decimating the UK.
Storm Aileen was named back in September, shortly before it hit Ireland and the UK, bringing winds of up to 65 mph (104km/h). More than 7,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity and the morning rush hour was slowed down even more by the hammering rain.
The Met Office says storms are named to help 'increase awareness of severe weather and ensure greater safety of the public'.