Seven years ago Alex Turner and Miles Kane gave us ‘The Age of The Understatement‘ and finally The Last Shadow Puppets are making music again. It has been two years since Arctic Monkeys released ‘AM’ and the same goes for Miles Kane with ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are‘.
Something magical must of happened at Finsbury Park in 2014 and I was lucky enough to see the magic for myself when Turner and Kane whipped out the old classic, ‘Standing Next To Me‘, as part of the encore.
Wouldn’t it be great if The Last Shadow Puppets did another album?
I guess magic is real, here is ‘Bad Habits‘.
Turn it Up!
Re-energised and ready to go The Last Shadow Puppets have returned with ‘Bad Habits’. It has an energy which cannot be contained; bass-lines bubble and strings splinter whilst Miles Kane fronts The Puppets through their revival, with a torrent of short sharp words.“Bad habits, Sick puppy, Knee deep.”
But where is Alex Turner?
He sits in the shadows waiting to join Kane in the swooning chorus, “Should’ve known, little girl that you’d do me wrong” reminding us of the magic they make when they’re together. However I appreciate how Alex Turner isn’t at the forefront of The Last Shadow Puppets return, allowing the band to pick up where they left off rather than piggy-backing off AM’s successes.
It’s infectious. A force to be reckoned with. Not forgetting it’s been a long time coming.
Hopefully in 2016 we can see some live sets, as well as looking forward to the long over due album.