The Last Shadow Puppets: "We Bonded Over Bowie"

27 January 2016, 06:00

The Last Shadow Puppets in Radio X studio

Alex Turner and Miles Kane have revealed their debut album was inspired by the late British icon.

The Last Shadow Puppets have revealed they "bonded" over David Bowie.

Alex Turner and Miles Kane paid tribute to the late Blackstar singer, calling him a "huge influence" on their music.

Speaking to Radio X's Sunta Templeton, the duo said they "remembered bonding over Bowie songs," after listening to records like Time and Aladdin Sane. 

The pair - who will be releasing the follow-up to The Age Of The Understatement this spring, also took inspiration from Bowie's writing style on their first record. 

Turner revealed: "Listening to Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane when we were writing the first record...

"The lyrics on that first record were perhaps at times an attempt to dip a toe into that abstract world."

Kane added: "He was just a huge influence on everything, and continues to be, and will continue on forever." 

The Last Shadow Puppets have debuted their Bad Habits single so far, but also told Radio X it was the "most aggressive" track on their Everything You've Come To Expect LP.

Meanwhile, the Standing Next To Me rockers have announced tour details for 2016.

The band will play shows in London and Sheffield, as well as a string of dates across the rest of the UK and US. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.

See the full dates below:

26 March - Usher Hall, Endinburgh
29 March - Olympia, Paris
1 April - Hackney Empire, London
2 April - Olympia, Liverpool
3 April - City Hall, Sheffield
7 April - Paradiso, Amsterdam
11 April - Webster Hall, New York
17 April - The Fillmore, San Francisco
20 April - The Theatre At Ace Hotel, Los Angeles