The Last Shadow Puppets: ‘We’ve gone from The Beatles to The Fast and The Furious’

Alex Turner jokes about his and Miles Kane's change of look

Alex Turner has joked about the change in look he and Miles Kane have undergone since they released the debut Last Shadow Puppets album in 2008.

As confirmed yesterday, the duo will release new album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ in April. New song ‘Bad Habits’ was debuted earlier this month with unconfirmed live dates to follow.

Arctic Monkeys frontman Turner and Kane speak to NME for an exclusive cover feature in this week’s magazine (available free in the UK from Friday, January 22).

Speaking about their image, Turner admits things are different now to the long-haired look they were sporting back in 2008. “We’ve grown into men. Especially when you look at those old photos and look at us now,” he says. “We’ve gone from The Beatles to The Fast and The Furious.”

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Elsewhere, both Turner and Kane are keen to praise the title track of their new album. “We’ve progressed more on that tune than anything we’ve done,” says Kane of ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’. “That’s the one that stands out as being, dare I say it, the most unique.

“It’s my favourite track on the record,” he adds. “It was one of the last ones that we finished off and I think it just completed it. It’s the stand-out one, I really love it.”

“It’s my favourite too,” Turner states. “It’s the furthest down the win we go.”

‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ was recorded last summer at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studios in Malibu, California, a studio previously owned by Bob Dylan and The Band.

The album features Simian Mobile Disco‘s James Ford on drums, Owen Pallett scoring the string section and Mini Mansions‘ Zach Dawes on bass.

The ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Aviation’
‘Miracle Aligner’
‘Dracula Teeth’
‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’
‘The Element Of Surprise’
‘Bad Habits’
‘Sweet Dreams, TN’
‘Used To Be My Girl’
‘She Does The Woods’
‘Pattern’
‘The Dream Synopsis’

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