The Last Shadow Puppets | 22/07/08

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We started out writing these songs together just for our own pleasure, so now it’s quite overwhelming for the album to be nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. It’s an honour to be nominated, we’re really excited and looking forward to the night.” – The Last Shadow Puppets

A true understatement to say but Domino is delighted to announce that The Last Shadow Puppets have been shortlisted for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize for their epic debut album The Age Of The Understatement.

Whether you enjoy The Age Of The Understatement for its bold and timeless songwriting, its gigantic, technicoloured orchestration or the intriguing, charismatic union of Alex Turner and Miles Kane's idiosyncratic voices; this is an album about friendship more than anything else, full of the exuberance of youthful confidence and the audacity of grand ideas.

Many congratulations to Alex and Miles, Owen Pallet and James Ford and everyone involved in the recording of The Age Of The Understatement.

"Mr Turner has finally met his McCartney...That we live in an age when our stars are prepared to take a gamble on such fanciful notions is great. That they thoroughly succeed is fantastically fantastic". NME

"A widespread epic, full of high fevers and crystal-clear vocal performances… Turner’s lyrics are back to their loquacious best" UNCUT 4 *s

"The album conveys a sense of two talented musicians taking a madcap, for-the-love-of-it idea and, perhaps to even their surprise, powering it through to a brilliant conclusion." The Times