Words by Mark Molyneux
A new video has been released as a teaser for the return of The Last Shadow Puppets in 2016.
The band, consisting of Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner and solo artist and former lead singer of the band The Rascals, Miles Kane, released their debut album in 2008 entitled The Age of the Understatement. The record was recorded in the South of France and went on to receive a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize in the UK, and win universal critical acclaim. Their sound consists of the duo exchanging lyrical lines amongst an extravagant backdrop of strings provided by the London Metropolitan Orchestra, along with featuring producer James Ford on the drums.
It is close to eight years since the two best friend’s formed the side project, and whilst there has been no specific release date or title have so far, a short trailer has appeared online last week that suggests 2016 may be the year they break their silence.
The video features Alex Turner wandering down the corridors of a recording studio fitted in his now trademark leather jacket. In between, splices of videos cut in with a disarming frequency while ominous strings play in the background. The dark atmosphere is heightened by the flicker of images and videos while voices and laughter ping around into an undecipherable mess. When Turner finally reaches the booth he asks, ‘What needs doing?’
Last Shadow Puppet fans – the loyal ones at least – can probably take this as all but hard fact that the boys have something in store for us in the very near future. You can check out the trailer for yourself below!