My Mistakes Were Made For You
Pop, indie, retro; whatever genre you want to pigeonhole The Last Shadow Puppets into, you cannot deny their unerring potency. Whilst this may only amount to a mere side-project their latest single sets the competition apart with grandeur and well placed pomposity. Seen through a 60’s haze, My Mistakes Were Made For You is almost too cool for its own good, taking a back seat as the chaos from guilty consciences unfolds.
From the opening debonair guitar strum coupled with the first line, ‘About as subtle as an earthquake’, you wonder how the duo not only get away with such nonchalance but without a hint of irony. Whilst a plethora of hits can be recited without thought or hesitancy, this track suggests that a dictionary should be kept at hand for good measure. At times you become tongue-tied trying to keep up with Turner’s sweeping yet gracious voice welcoming you in, enticing you closer.
A release proving that retro need not sound old fashioned, and all the work of two 22 year olds.