Preview: The Last Shadow Puppets at Corn Exchange, Cambridge

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Back with a bang, The Last Shadow Puppets are set to play a string of small dates before launching into their arena tour for Everything You’ve Come to Expect come July.

After eight years of waiting, fans have been on the edge of their seats for any stirrings from the pair, meaning it was hardly surprising when tickets were snapped up with impressive speed. The band is made up of Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and Miles Kane, as well as Simian Mobile Disco‘s James Ford on drums, Owen Pallett on strings and Zach Dawes from Mini Mansions, recruited for the bass.

‘Bad Habits’ is the perfect, punchy first release, from the dramatic background noises to the layering of Turner and Kane’s vocals. This shows promise for the new album which is due for release on 1st April this year. Combining retro sounds with clever, elaborate lyrics and buckets of quirky charm, the new album was recorded at the Shanghri-La Studios in Miami last summer. After the clear psychedelic and soul references of The Age of the Understatement, the snarling voices and fierce guitar present in ‘Bad Habits’ feel more grown-up and authentic – moving away from a homage album into something showcasing all of the boys’ influences as well as a touch of their own magic. As a long serving fan, the hysteria and excitement of seeing the lads in all their glory once more isn’t going to die down any time soon.

The Last Shadow Puppets play at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday 24th March. Tickets for all of their tour dates are available via this link.

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