The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect: Duo's second outing together

The problem with The Last Shadow Puppets is largely Miles Kane.

Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 2:00 pm
The Last Shadow Puppets

Anyone who propositions a female journalist mid-interview - jokingly or not - forfeits an unfettered, unclouded listen.

But then, the mod-rocker's always been lugged along by his better half, Arctic Monkeys frontman, the slickly quiffed, skinny-legged Alex Turner.

Everything You've Come To Expect is the duo's second outing together.

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Languid yet smirking, with gravelly vocals that punch through stratas of guitar, the whole lot of it clangs about in your ears.

The jaunty title track builds beautifully, Turner's voice ringing out, while the raking of strings on Bad Habits raises its cinematic credentials, but it's jarring - much like the tinny You Used To Be My Girl.

Turner's voice is darkly telegraphic on Sweet Dreams, TN ("It's just the pits without you baby") and Miracle Aligner could be ripped straight from the dancefloors of the early Sixties.

No doubt it's a boys club, but there's lyricism here too.