Reading Festival – Day 3 – Last Shadow Puppets

The Last Shadow Puppets played the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading Festival this evening (August 24), bringing with them a 16-piece orchestra.

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The Last Shadow Puppets played the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading Festival this evening (August 24), bringing with them a 16-piece orchestra.



The two frontmen, Arctic MonkeysAlex Turner and Miles Kane from The Rascals, greeted each other warmly on stage as Turner joked ‘Alright, Miles?’ before opening with ‘Calm Like You’.

But the band suffered from sound problems and restarted the song after a few minutes realising that that Alex Turner‘s guitar, as well as the 16-piece orchestra, couldn’t be heard for much of the song.

At its end, Turner said to the crowd: “Shall we do it again? Ever so sorry about that. You deserve better, you’ve been around all weekend and you’re tired, you want the full thing.”

The band played 11 out of 12 songs from their UK Number One album ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ to a packed crowd as girlfriend Alexa Chung and her friend Kate Moss looked on from the side of the stage.

Turner then caused another false start in the intro to their current single ‘Standing Next To Me’, admitting: “That was my fault this time, let’s go again.”

They played:

‘The Age Of The Understatement’
‘Black Plant’
‘Only The Truth’
‘The Chamber’
‘Gas Dance’
‘My Mistakes Were Made For You’
‘Cyst’
‘Separate And Ever Deadly’
‘I Don’t Like You Anymore’
‘The Meeting Place’
‘Standing Next To Me’
‘In My Room’


Nat Davies

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