The Last Shadow Puppets pay tribute to David Bowie

Alex Turner and Miles Kane discuss the late singer in exclusive NME interview

The Last Shadow Puppets have paid tribute to David Bowie in an exclusive interview with NME.

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

Following the sad news of Bowie’s passing on January 10, Turner discussed the huge influence the late singer had on not only him but music as a whole.

“He’s sort of in the DNA of every record, to some extent,” Turner said. “He’s been built-in for a long time.”

Kane added: “I had a blue day on the day he died. I watched the ‘Lazarus’ video and found it quite hard to watch. I definitely had a cloud over me.”

Also confirmed in the interview is that the pair will release new album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ on April 1, the follow-up to 2008 debut ‘The Age Of The Understatement’.

‘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:

‘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’
‘The Dream Synopsis’

Read the full interview and see the brand-new photoshoot in the all-new free NME, available nationwide on January 22 and on Find out where you can get your copy from the full list of pick-up points.

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