And there's a couple of hundred
Think they're Christopher Columbus
But the settlers had already settled
Yeah, long before ya

from Arctic Monkeys – Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Christopher Columbus was a celebrated explorer.

There’s many new artists that think they’re groundbreaking, but they aren’t the first to explore these new avenues. Arctic Monkeys were groundbreaking in their own way — one of the first acts to find success purely through the internet and social media word-of-mouth.

Could also be directed towards ‘hipsters’ who think they’ve discovered America by listening to a new, unpopular band.

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