SOTD – Standing Next To Me by The Last Shadow Puppets

In the mood for some Beatles tunes? Let’s be honest, who isn’t.┬áRather than throw a Beatles song at you that you already know, why not listen to a band that looks and sounds eerily like the most iconic band of all time? The Last Shadow Puppets are an English (obviously) supergroup consisting of Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, solo artist Miles Kane, drummer and producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, and Zach Dawes of Mini Mansions. This song is from their most esteemed album “The Age of Understatement” and was released back in 2008, reaching #30 on the UK top 40 charts.

The topic of “Standing Next To Me”┬ámay be a bit familiar with its classic tale of a confusing love triangle, but the style of music is interesting in how it contrasts from several of the individual supergroup members’s typical mantras. Simian Mobile Disco is a much more electronically produced group while Arctic Monkeys is a heavier and more sporadic rock group. Neither of these bands take on the cinematic style that The Last Shadow Puppets capture in “Standing Next To Me” as well as the several of the other tracks on this album. The Last Shadow Puppets have dawned a new album on the world in the past month, but don’t expect to be as blown away this time as their 2008 performance, as critics are not buying the hype that this band justifiably cultured back in 2008.

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