It was supposed to be a second coming. Bigger than Jesus. The resurrection of a brilliant combination. Miles Kane and Alex Turner were back as The Last Shadow Puppets – but something didn’t feel right.
After a seven year break and endless rumours of a reunion, two short trailers preluded a music video opening with: “Think these guys wanna play a song” signalling the rise of The Last Shadow Puppets. However, when Bad Habits starts properly it left me initially disappointed.
After soaking in the hype and listening to it on several occasions it grew on me. Typical rumours a of festival appearances have been bouncing around social media – even being added to the Coachella 2016 line-up.
Like Turner’s Arctic Monkeys, the sound has differed since 2008. The sound is sharp and the syllables are further apart and the lyrics are more Kane led than what The Age Of The Understatement offered.
Alex Turner’s ‘backseat’ in the role allows a new look Miles Kane to hog the limelight. Turner’s: “There’s a black Infiniti parked outside blocking someone in” quote halfway through the song reminds you exactly why you love him – effortlessly cool.
I think that Bad Habits takes a while for you to love, but once you break down the ‘it is too different’ barrier you will be addicted to the catchy lyrics.
It will be interesting to hear more material from The Last Shadow Puppets – I, and many others, am looking forward to it.
Watch the Bad Habits video below: