MP3: The Last Shadow Puppets – “My Mistakes Were Made For You” from The Age of the Understatement, which we’ve already covered.
But it never hurts to have another look at our girl Gill…
The Last Shadow Puppets are Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane from The Rascals. You likely know the former and if you’re a die-hard anglophile (or bona fide member of the British Empire), you probably know the latter. A few years ago, Turner raced to fame with a band that was mostly discovered by fans on a Libertines-focused message board and driven by the catchy stutter of their single “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor.”
The Arctic Monkeys touched a nerve with story-songs that painted vivid scenes of urban blight and teenage angst against the backdrop of a Britain in decline. The fact that American kids dug it just proves how goddamned catchy the songs really are.
Speaking of men’s fashion, you can’t beat the Soviet military look. This video is the title track from the debut album by the Last Shadow Puppets, the side project of Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane from the Rascals.