The Last Shadow Puppets made their live debut tonight (March 4), playing an eight-song acoustic set in a Brooklyn record store.
A line snaked around the block for the show, which saw the pair preview material from their forthcoming LP ‘The Age Of The Understatement’.
Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend were among the intimate crowd at the gig, which kicked off around 10.30pm (EST) in the back room of Williamsburg record store Soundfix.
The show was a last-minute booking for Turner and Kane, who are spending a few days in New York to promote their album, scheduled to be released on April 21.
“We’re here to promote our forthcoming extravaganza and we thought it would be nice to play for you folks, so thanks for coming down,” Turner told the audience.
The pair appeared to enjoy the set, pleasantly bantering with the crowd and each other throughout, occasionally commenting on the incessant camera flashing from the audience.
After a rendition of ‘Calm Like You’ Turner explained: “We’re fast running out here Miles, I’m worried it’ll be over too soon.”
However the pair still had three more songs left, wrapping up the acoustic set with ‘My Mistakes’, forthcoming single ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ and ‘Meeting Place’.
The Last Shadow Puppets played:
‘In My Room’
‘Standing Next To Me’
‘Only The Truth’
‘Calm Like You’
‘The Age Of The Understatement’
Read Alex Turner and Miles Kane’s first ever joint interview on NME.COM now.
–By our New York staff.