Talk about timing. The Last Shadow Puppets kick off their tour at The Usher Hall in Edinburgh this Saturday (March 26) – and the dynamic duo’s brand new track, Aviation, just happens to be AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week.
The collaborative side project of Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Miles Kane are big favourites here at AAA Towers, and we can’t wait to get a sneak peak of their forthcoming new album, Everything You’ve Come To Expect, in the Capital this weekend.
The Puppets’ critically-acclaimed debut album, The Age Of The Understatement, was released in 2008 and included singles such as Standing Next To Me and My Mistakes Were Made For You.
Turner and Kane returned recently with comeback single Bad Habits, a punchy number that was unlike anything they’d previously released.
Aviation, on the other hand, sees the pair back on smoother ground, with its snarling vocals, soaring strings and cinematic flourishes.
Speaking about the new album, Turner told NME: “I think the last record ended up being just one thing.
“We talked about Scott Walker a lot and our record became perceived as a homage to that sound. This one, in my head, doesn’t wear its influences on its sleeve as much as the first one did.
“We were definitely listening to a bit of Isaac Hayes this time, but it was less of a big deal.”
Kane added: “At that time [of the first album], all that stuff was new to us. We were discovering it for the first time. This time, it was just songs that we were buzzing off that we were inspired by.”
Check out Aviation below, and get a shift on if you’re still to get tickets for Saturday’s gig.
The Last Shadow Puppets will play
Edinburgh, Usher Hall (March 26)
London, Hackney Empire (April 1)
Liverpool, Olympia (April 2)
Sheffield, City Hall (April 3)