Some people think that Alex Turner has gone wrong. If you cast your mind back to the Arctic Monkeys and Last Shadow Puppets front man’s early days as a scruffy, Fred Perry-clad teenager in Sheffield, you can see why fans might now look at his velour track suits, sort-of American accent and deeply strange dancing and conclude that he’s become a rock’n’roll casualty.
Well, yes, it sometimes does look a bit that way – but we should all be so lucky to go that wrong. Blimey, it looks fun. The Last Shadow Puppets’ played a show at Newcastle City Hall last night and it became the latest Alex Turner performance to get tongues wagging. When he wasn’t rolling around on the floor, he was shaking his mic stand over his head like this:
Get me on whatever Alex turner is on pic.twitter.com/6hwRAsZM82
— olly (@olivermulvaney) May 30, 2016
Maeve enjoyed it.
Let’s see that from another angle:
— Eev (@ivygabagaba) May 31, 2016
While we’re at it, here’s that floor dance he indulged in:
Jan posed a pertinent question:
can't tell if alex turner is having a midlife crisis or just realllllllly enjoying himself
— jan (@de4thorglory) May 31, 2016
While other fans, just wanting what’s best for Alex, expressed an interest in giving him a hug.
just want to give Alex turner a hug, a glass of water and a blanket – he needs it
— ruby (@RubyHaines) May 30, 2016
these alex turner memes are stressing me out stop making fun of him i just want to HUG HIM HE NEEDS A HUG pic.twitter.com/lpbATsejQ8
— char (@chrlottemary) May 30, 2016
Feel like Alex Turner needs a brew and a hug.
— Charlie Barker (@TheRealCBarker) May 30, 2016
can I give Alex Turner a hug like rn
— ? (@shewayout) May 31, 2016
Alex Turner: having the time of his life or in desperate need of a hug? Draw your own conclusions, readers. Let’s give the last word to Callum, who put a more positive spin on the whole shebang.