Alex Turner and Miles Kane play first ever full gig

The Last Shadow Puppets recruit orchestra for show

The Last Shadow Puppets played live with a full orchestra for the first – and so far only time – last night (April 16).

Alex Turner and Miles Kane‘s group performed three songs on BBC2‘s ‘Later With Jools Holland’ programme, backed by 12 members of the London Metropolitan Orchestra.

The group were conducted by Final Fantasy and Arcade Fire member Owen Pallett, who arranged the strings for the pair’s album ‘The Age Of The Understatement’, while their band featured producer James Ford on drums and singer-songwriter Stephen Fretwell on bass.


The group played three songs – ‘My Mistakes Were Made For You’, ‘In My Room’ and single ‘The Age Of The Understatement’, which came out on Monday (April 14).

The set was the first time the duo had ever played with strings, having recorded their part and the orchestral parts separately last year. Turner and Kane have previously played acoustic shows as Last Of The Shadow Puppets.

The show will be broadcast on BBC2 on Friday (April 18) at 11.35pm (BST), with Portishead among the other groups on the show.