The Last Shadow Puppets: "We Didn't Expect Our Album To Happen"

26 January 2016, 09:00 | Updated: 26 January 2016, 17:08

The Last Shadow Puppets with Sunta

Alex Turner and Miles Kane stopped by Radio X HQ to chat to Sunta Templeton about their follow-up LP.

The Last Shadow Puppets have revealed they didn't actually "expect" their second album to happen.

Alex Turner and Miles Kane's follow-up LP has come a whopping eight years after their debut album, The Age Of The Understatement, and according to the duo, it wasn't planned.

Speaking to Radio X's Sunta Templeton, Alex Turner revealed: "When asked about it, we always thought that somewhere in the future we'd ride again, but I dunno if we expected it to actually happen."

He added: "There wasn't actually a plan to any of it."

There may not have been a plan, but according to Miles Kane, writing the song, Aviation, together became the catalyst for their return.

"We'd be doing other bits together in that time and when we wrote the first song Aviation, we thought this is probably a Puppetity tune," Kane explained.

With their album being recorded in Malibu, the duo have also teased a "surfy sound" sound to their latest album, while calling their debut track, Bad Habits, the "probably most aggressive song on there".

The duo also confirmed they'll be touring the new album in 2016, although they couldn't "disclose to what extent" and that the third album was definitely in the works.

The duo have also announced a tour for later this year. The band will play shows in London and Sheffield, as well as a string of dates across the rest of the UK and US. You can see the full tour dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.

The Last Shadow Puppets tour dates:

Edinburgh, Usher Hall - Mar 26
Paris, Olympia - Mar 29
London, Hackney Empire - Apr 1
Liverpool, Olympia - Apr 2
Sheffield, City Hall - Apr 3

Amsterdam, Paradiso - Apr 7
New York, Webster Hall - April 11
San Francisco, The Fillmore - Apr 17
Los Angeles, The Theatre at Ace Hotel -Apr 20