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The Last Shadow Puppets' new album is 'finished' and will be released in 2016

Supergroup's debut 'The Age Of The Understatement' was released in 2008

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The Last Shadow Puppets, the supergroup featuring Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Miles Kane, have "finished" work on their second album, according to their drummer and producer James Ford.

Rumours recently circulated that the band were working on a follow-up to 2008 debut 'The Age Of The Understatement', with Simian Mobile Disco's Ford now seemingly confirming the news in an interview with Chilean music site Rock & Pop.

"This year, I’ve just done a Last Shadow Puppets record, which is the guy from Arctic Monkeys and Miles," Ford said. "So we did the follow-up album to that. That’s the last thing I did."

He also continued to confirm that the album is finished and will "be out next year sometime". Listen to audio from the interview here.

Owen Pallett, a solo artist and member of Arcade Fire who arranged the strings on Last Shadow Puppet's debut, recently tweeted a hint about recording a new album, saying that the album had crossed the threshold into "classic status".

The full tweet from Pallett read: "That rare and thrilling moment when the record you're working on crosses the threshold into Classic Status #tlsp2".

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In 2013, Alex Turner told NME that he had firm plans to work with Kane again in the future in some way, shape or form.

Speaking about his work with Kane, Turner said: "It's something we'd both love to do at some point but I don't know what that point is. I certainly don't think it's tomorrow. Miles is doing his thing and that's going great. It's like he's become whole. Although he always was a superstar, wasn't he?"

Turner then added: "It's definitely something that's on the cards in the future. Or something else – it doesn't have to be the Shadow Puppets."

Earlier that same year Kane said he was certain something will happen eventually. Interviewed by NME, he said: "I think the plan is to release something again, for sure... Since we did that [Alex Turner] has been busy and I had to find my feet with being on my own. If it comes after the end of this cycle and the end of his next record we'll probably be both ready and really up for it. It's just on the sidelines, there's nothing written for it."

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