Live Gig Video: The Last Shadow Puppets’ rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Is This What You Wanted’ from upcoming covers EP

By on Wednesday, 19th October 2016 at 4:00 pm

The Alex Turner we knew from Arctic Monkeys now appears to be an entirely different person than the one we’ve come to know in The Last Shadow Puppets. Fair enough that in the latter, he’s joined by his now practically joined at the hip buddy Miles Kane, a solo musician in his own right, so they’re entirely different projects. I guess what I’m saying is that I never expected Turner’s transformation into a 21st century Elvis, which is how he comes across in the latest Last Shadow Puppets video. Following the release of original music album ‘Everything You’ve Come to Expect’ this spring (reviewed here by Rebecca), they’re now gearing up to release an EP of covers.

‘The Dream Synopsis’, scheduled to drop on the 2nd of December – just in time for Christmas shopping, folks! – and will include covers of songs from The Fall and Jacques Dutronc, among others. A tune by one particularly beloved performer is also covered on the new release, Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, who recently told The New Yorker “I am ready to die”. Right, then. So it seems even more poignant now that the pair chose to put their stamp on Cohen’s ‘Is This What You Wanted’. Do they do the man justice? Watch Turner gyrating and emoting on a stage with Kane adding some unnecessary guitar flourishes (in my opinion, anyway) to the song in the video below. For more on TGTF”s coverage of The Last Shadow Puppets, go here.


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