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THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS

The Last Shadow Puppets

Everything You've Come To Expect

The album finds Alex Turner and Miles Kane reunited with James Ford (production and drums) and Owen Pallett (string arrangements) and joined by Zachary Dawes (Mini Mansions) on bass, recording the follow up to 2008’s ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ at Shangri La Studio in Malibu.

Featuring current single ‘Bad Habits’, ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ is a more open and expansive work than its predecessor, wearing its influences less obviously on its sleeve – by turns the album is soaring, snarling and breathlessly seductive.

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: Once again, Alex Turner and Miles Kane deliver a minor-key slice of melancholic yet melodic indie-rock. Dark reverbed vocals, snappy snare hits and oy-like shouting appears completely naturally, the sound not suffering at all from a change of pace. The strings on show here further emphasising the crescendo of both tone and density, and exacerbating the lifting tension present. Low-fi but meticulously crafted, and yet another reason (as if you needed one) that Turner and co. deserve your attention.

TRACK LISTING

1. Aviation
2. Miracle Aligner
3. Dracula Teeth
4. Everything You’ve Come To Expect
5. The Element Of Surprise
6. Bad Habits
7. Sweet Dreams, TN
8. Used To Be My Girl
9. She Does The Woods
10. Pattern
11. The Dream Synopsis

7"  Bonus Tracks (Indies Exclusive Vinyl Only)
1. Bad Habits
2. The Bourne Identity

The Last Shadow Puppets

The Age Of The Understatement

    The debut album from The Last Shadow Puppets who are Alex Turner (from Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (from The Rascals) who've been firm friends ever since Arctic Monkeys toured with Kane's previous group, The Little Flames. The pair were so inspired by listening to the likes of Scott Walker, early Bowie and David Axelrod, that they hatched a plan: They recorded the songs at Black Box studios near Nantes, France in two weeks during the summer of 2007, with producer and drummer James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco). The band then approached Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) to arrange and conduct the orchestration of the tracks, which were recorded by the 22 piece London Metropolitan Orchestra at British Grove studios in London over Christmas. "The Age Of The Understatement", is an album of 12 full-blooded songs, bold and brassy, full of drama, wit and melody, that source the past but avoid falling into pastiche. Both Miles and Alex are 22, and this is a youthful record, full of life and the sheer pleasure of music making.


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