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The Last Shadow Puppets – Standing Next To Me (Acoustic)

The Last Shadow Puppets – Standing Next To Me (Acoustic)

We’d first read about this lot ages back in Uncut Magazine but paid no nevermind, since, basically, we’re not fans of the criminally over-rated Arctic Monkeys. We’d also heard a few Rascals EPs and weren’t blown away.

Then we came across the official video for this track, Standing Next To Me, in the wee small hours of one drunken night-morning last Summer and really liked it. A fantastic sounding song, a wonderful kick back to the days of pure pop and stylish, stylised songwriting.

Trying to find out who the performers might be, we spotted that bloke from Arctic Monkeys. F*cking hell …. that can’t be that bloke from Arctic Monkeys, can it? The music’s too fkn good!

Well it was, and it is. Yap, Monkey Alex Turner along with Miles Kane of scouser group The Rascals, along with composer/producer James Ford. AKA The Last Shadow Puppets.

Next day, their great LP The Age Of The Understatement was sourced!

This LP was released on 21 April 2008 in the UK, following the release of their eponymous single in the previous week. It entered the UK Album Chart at #1 on 27 April 2008.

The album was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize but lost out to Elbow’s The Seldom Seen Kid.

The Last Shadow Puppets, The Age of the Understatement

It’s a fine collection indeed, calling to mind eclectic great influences ranging from early Beatles to Burt Bacharach to solo Scott Walker to Scott hero, Jacques Brel to Dusty Springfield to David Bowie.

Lovely cover artwork too!

This LP’s so good we may even think about giving the Arctic Monkeys another try! ….. Maybe!

We saw more details on this LP on another blog … here

The vid below has a nice acoustic version of Standing Next To Me from “Fader TV”, along with a brief interview.

Standing Next To Me was the band’s second single, released on 7 July 2008.



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Want her, have her
Two years have gone now
But I can’t relate
To the never ending
Games that you play
As desire passes through
then you’re open
To the truth
I hope you understand
And your love
Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me

The one you fell for
makes it seem juvenile
And you’ll laugh
At yourself
Again and again
And we’ll drink
To the thought
She’ll remember you
Maybe tomorrow

And your love
Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me
And your love
Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me

Want her, have her
Two years have gone now
But I can’t relate
To the never ending
Games that you play
As desire passes through
Then you’re open
To the truth
I hope you understand

And your love
Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me
Is standing next to me

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January 19, 2009 Posted by | Alex Turner, Miles Kane, The Arctic Monkeys, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Rascals., _ART, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

The Rascals – Rascalize (2008)

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The Rascals – Rascalize (2008)
Label: Deltasonic
Genre: Indie
Bitrate: 196kbit av.
Time: 00:37:27
Size: 55.64 mb
Str Date: 2008-06-23

The debut album from Miles Kane and his new outfit. Miles, formerly of the short-lived The Little Flames is perhaps more famous for his role in The Last Shadow Puppets with Arctic Monkey Alex Turner.

Rascalize sees the band play a brand of raucous British Indie Rock inspired by the sounds of the ’60s as well as contemporaries such as Arctic Monkeys, The Coral and The Zutons.

We get 12 tracks including the single ‘Freakbeat Phantom’.

Grab some review here;

Miles Kane’s bandmates must wonder whether to bless or curse their frontman’s involvement with Alex Turner. While The Last Shadow Puppets project has swamped their young band in more attention than if they’d scaled Big Ben in Womble costumes, they might also have cause to wish he’d hung onto a few of his best ideas for them.

‘The Age Of The Understatement’ carefully balanced Kane’s love of melodramatic, string-swept ‘60s chamber-pop with the rough-edged, chunky bluster of post-Arctics indie. The Rascals’ own debut, on the other hand, for all the Wirral three-piece’s professed darkness and strangeness, is more pragmatic than dramatic. As with many of the current crop of everyman guitar bands (The Pigeons, The Twang, The Enemy), there’s nothing that exciting either, nothing to really grasp on to and love.

All the right references and some sonic tricks are present and correct too, from the galloping psychobilly bassline of ‘Does Your Husband Know You Are On The Run’ to the Johnny Kidd & The Pirates slink and niggling guitar of ‘I’d Be Lying to You’. These touches seem more like a decoration or diversions, though, from a fairly standard, rollicking indie-rock that sounds all too familiar, They owe more to the Monkeys than a leg-up in terms of column inches, after all; it was a support tour with the then-bright young hopes that inspired them to snuff The Little Flames and form The Rascals, and there’s a clear debt in their strutting basslines and sarky social observation (“People-watching is one of my favourite ways to pass the time” notes Kane on, er, ‘People Watching’).

In light of this, opening with ‘Rascalize’ a brass-necked manifesto that leans heavily on The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, seems less than wise, Kane boasting, “All aboard for the adventure”.

In truth they’re closer to Gerry & The Pacemakers than the Fab father of weird-pop, or, in more modern terms, more The Zutons than The Coral. The latter is a name they’ll get sick of hearing, most often in conjunction with the words “poor” and “man’s” as The Rascals lack the inherent drive towards the odd of Skelly and co – their carefully placed peculiarities are more knowing allusion than genuine sonic exploration. They’re actually at their best when most direct and unaffected, as on the genuinely thrilling grungey snarl of ‘I’ll Give You Sympathy’. One musical influence that’s noticeably less present is Kane’s beloved Scott Walker; yes, there’s intrigue-laden lyrical tableau of ‘Bond Girl’ but you can’t imagine the man himself giving them more than a few seconds before breaking the CD and combining the shards with squirrel intestines to create some crazy new instrument. Perhaps less time spent constructing solid, unremarkable riffs and more spent testing out the percussive qualities of chunks of dead rodent à la Scott might make this album actually exciting. As it is, it’s just adequate. Welcome to the age of the underwhelm-ment.

-NME

Tracklisting

1. Rascalize 2:27
2. Out Of Dreams 3:10
3. Bond Girl 2:31
4. The Glorified Collector 2:55
5. Fear Invicted Into The Perfect Stranger 4:08
6. Does Your Husband Know That You’re On The Run? 3:51
7. I’d Be Lying To You 3:00
8. Freakbeat Phantom 3:30
9. People Watching 2:24
10. Stockings To Suit 3:03
11. How Do I End This? 3:03
12. I’ll Give You Sympathy 3:25

Here she be:

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July 9, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Rascals., _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Rascals – Out of Dreams EP (2007)


The Rascals – Out of Dreams
Release Date: Dec. 10, 2007
Label: Tri-Tone

The much lauded Scouse scallies with their 2007 EP.

Tracklisting

1. Out Of Dreams
2. Lying Under The Second Seal
3. Ratcatcher
4. Is It Too Late?

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June 10, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Rascals., _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement (2008)

The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement (2008, Mp3)

The Last Shadow Puppets are a band that currently consists of Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of The Rascals.

Tracklisting

1. The Age of the Understatement
2. Standing Next To Me
3. Calm Like You
4. Seperate and Ever Deadly
5. Chamber
6. Only The Truth
7. My Mistakes Were Made For You
8. Black Plant
9. I Don’t Like You Any More
10. In My Room
11. Meeting Place
12. The Time Has Come Again

Here be Puppets

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or

http://philes.spb.ru/puppets.rar
NEW 2nd LINK ABOVE ~224 Kbps!

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