United Pulls Puppets’ Strings

United Recording in Hollywood hosted string sessions for the latest album by The Last Shadow Puppets, fronted by Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner, working with engineer Ross Hogarth.
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Hollywood, CA (April 25, 2016)—United Recording in Hollywood hosted string sessions for the latest album by The Last Shadow Puppets, fronted by Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner, working with engineer Ross Hogarth.

"The Last Shadow Puppets were looking for an iconic sound for their new record," commented Grammy Award-winning engineer/mixer/producer Ross Hogarth. The new album, Everything You've Come to Expect, the band’s second, was helmed by the band's drummer James Ford and also tracked at Rick Rubin's Shangri-La Studio in Malibu.

"Producer James Ford and string arranger Owen Pallett desired sonic landscapes harkening back to 60s and 70s retro with some avant-garde thrown in. A studio like United Studio B has such a definable sound with the addition of its live chambers and echo plates. It gives an engineer the raw tools to deliver that vision to a project like this. I was extremely impressed with the depth of feel and musical intuition that Miles, Alex and James have as writers and artists. A rare chance for me to see the next generation of young artists that I suspect will be around for years to come, because they are the real deal."

Both Kane and Turner now live in L.A. and the city informs much of the new material, moving on from their 2008 debut The Age of Understatement, which went straight to #1 in the UK charts. Since then, Turner's Arctic Monkeys have had three hugely successful albums and Kane has had solo success following the end of his band The Rascals.

"I wish I had a more flowery answer, but there just wasn't a chance to do a second album before now," Turner says. "The Age of Understatement exceeded our expectations, but it was cut short because we had to get back to our other bands."

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