Alex Turner's side project took Art Vinyl's prize for the best vinyl album artwork of 2016, for their second record 'Everything You've Come To Expect'.
The annual list, compiled by website Art Vinyl, of fifty shortlisted pieces of album artwork of the last 12 months was revealed at the end of December, and the final list of the top three was revealed on Thursday (January 5th).
A 1969 image of Tina Turner adorns the front cover of The Last Shadow Puppets’ second record, which was released in April last year, almost eight years after the group – consisting of Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys lead singer Alex Turner – released their debut The Age of The Understatement.
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The band’s last record was 2008’s 'The Age Of The Understatement’.
It’s been seven years since The Last Shadow Puppets released their debut album, The Age Of The Understatement and fans have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up ever since. But after a long hiatus it appears we could be welcoming the trio back next year, according to drummer and producer James Ford.
Speaking to Chilean music site Rock & Pop, Ford, who is also the band’s producer and a member of Simian Mobile Disco, said the band have recorded their second album. "This year, I’ve just done a Last Shadow Puppets record, which is the guy from Arctic Monkeys and Miles," Ford said.
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The frontman says no to mums at festivals
Some people actually go to festivals with their parents; the bond is that strong they can either forgo the temptation to get really drunk and act like an idiot in front of those who raised them, or just do it anyway – you can bet that mum and dad will join in too.
For Alex Turner – lead singer of The Arctic Monkeys, who have made a triumphant return with AM – the temptation to invite his mum along to a festival equals zero. In an interview with The Sun, Alex said: “She had a lot of fun - maybe more than me. She was there with all her gang. I didn't even get the tickets for them, she went and organised it for herself, for her birthday.”
See, his mum was at Glastonbury, where the band were performing a rip-roaring set. "There's something about a big festival and knowing your mum is around somewhere. I can't be naughty if she's there,” he added. “I asked if, in future, we could check which festival she wants to go to and which ones I'm playing at. I absolutely love her though, don't get me wrong.”
The Arctic Monkeys are back, and they're better than ever.
When a band gets to five albums, they’ve usually done something awful along the way. Since 2006, when the Sheffield outfit took the Internet by storm with their album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, The Arctic Monkeys haven’t endured a dodgy album or a dubstep experiment. And with AM, they’ve made it a quintet of quality.
The Arctic Monkeys have forged quite a repuation for themselves
“Arctic Monkeys’ fifth record is absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of their career. It might also be the greatest record of the last decade,” said The NME, lavishing an unruly amount of praise on the new record. “Five albums in, they may not be a buzz band anymore, but they've become something much more interesting: a good band,” said Entertainment Weekly.
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The returning Sheffield rockers put on a rip-roaring set for their iTunes Fest performance, although the audience weren't convincingly won over
When Arctic Moneky's frontman Alex Turner told the crowd to "wake up" during their performance at the Roundhouse in Camden, London on Monday, 9 September. This wasn't a reflection on the performance of the band as much as it was a comment on the crowd itself, who were sluggish throughout much of the boy's set. In front of a packed out audience, the band mixed some of their crowd-pleasing favourites with a few brand new cuts, but never really got the response they deserved.
The band played material mostly from their new albu, AM
The band were playing with so much intensity that drummer Matt Helders destroyed two snare drums in the first 20 minutes of the show, as a tailor-suited Turner continued to perfect his rock 'n' roll frontman swagger, being in a much more talkative mood than he was at the televised Glastonbury headline slot earlier this year. But despite a more open frontman, the crowd struggled to break a sweat, as they only rarely responded with any vigor during crowd favourites 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor' and 'Fluorescent Adolescent.'
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The lead singer of the British band Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner stands with his parents outside the Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica, LA as they wait for their car to turn up. One man who appears to be a friend or assistant of some sort for Alex comes over to give something to him, which Alex then tucks into his shirt pocket as the man hurries off.
Alex Turner Saturday 23rd August 2008 Carling Festival Leeds - Day Two Leeds, England
Date of birth
6th January, 1982