The Last Shadow Puppets is a side project of Mod aficionado Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner. The new single called 'Bad Habits' is a groovy frenetic rocker, the Ben Chappell directed video is a DIY inspired affair, featuring the lads causing a bit of a ruckus.
This is the first new music we have heard from them since 2008's 'My Mistakes Were Made For You' - the last single released from their highly regarded debut album 'The Age Of The Understatement'.
It's the first single to be taken from their highly anticipated sophomore album - the recently announced 'Everything You've Come to Expect' - which will be released on Friday 1st April 2016.
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. We are told that
‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ is to be 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.
Check out the tracklist and album artwork below:
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
11. The Dream Synopsis
Since their last release, Miles left his band The Rascals and has embarked upon a very successful solo career, having released two albums, and Alex has been just as busy, releasing three albums with the Arctic Monkeys, and one solo EP called 'Submarine' - which was written as the soundtrack to Richard Ayaode's film of the same name.
To coincide with the album The Last Shadow Puppets will be returning to the UK, Europe and US for their first live dates since 2008. Tickets for all shows will be available from 9am on Friday the 29th of January.
26 March: UK, Edinburgh – Usher Hall
29 March: France, Paris – Olympia
1 April: UK, London - Hackney Empire
2 April: UK, Liverpool – Olympia
3 April: UK, Sheffield – City Hall
7 April: Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso
11 April: USA, NYC - Webster Hall
17 April: USA, San Francisco – The Fillmore
20 April: USA, Los Angeles – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
10 July: UK, Manchester – Castlefield Bowl
12 July: UK, Bridlington – The Spa
13 July: UK, Bournemouth – BIC
15 July: UK, London – Alexandra Palace
Photograph by Zackery Michael