Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets @ Olympia, Paris March 29 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets @ Olympia, Paris March 29 2016
We have the Premiere of the VELVET UNDERGROUND New York Extravanganza exhibition earlier on @ Philharmonie.

The good news from 2015 and 2016 was that The Last Shadow Puppets was together again in fact Miles Kane & Alex Turner. They were touring together a few years ago as Miles opened for the Arctic Monkeys. They even reformed temporarily at some shows for a song including here @ Olympia theatre.
Tonight's show has been sold-out for a long time.
Jeff Wootton is opening but as we were at the Velvet Underground-New York Extravanganza @ Philharmonie we arrived too late to see him.
The Olympia is packed and all the girls are very excited, we were lucky to see the band performed yesterday night for an hour at the Album de la Semaine tv show in front of less than 150 people so we know what to expect.
The musicians behind the duet is from Mini-Mansions and we have 4 girls on violin.
The band has only two records out , the new one to be release next week, so they are playing many new songs from the new album - most of them with a slow tempo- and of course songs from the first record which are welcomed with excitement, they are the favourites.
Miles is smiling ( as usual) and playing so neat guitar parts, Alex is playing the crooner which is really annoying, what a fuckin' poser. so ridiculous.
The band is playing an excellent show but there's something missing to make it one or our favourites from this year.

Grosse attente pour ce concert qui a affiché complet presque instantanément. Leur second album n'est toujours pas sorti à ce jour donc nous allons avoir la primeur de pas mal de nouveaux titres, comme hier soir lors de l'enregistrement de l'Album de La Semaine, heureusement le groupe n'oublie pas le premier disque -qui les a fait connaitre- et ses titres somptueux; le public chaud-bouillant ne s'y trompe pas, faisant une ovation à chacun d'eux et reprenant en chœur toutes les paroles. C'est beau à entendre.
Les nouveaux titres sont un peu trop lents et cassent un peu le rythme.
Miles est toujours aussi souriant et cabotin,  Alex toujours aussi horripilant avec ses poses de crooner, c'est d'un ridicule.
Un très bon concert dans l'ensemble mais il manquait un petit quelque chose pour en faire un des meilleurs de l'année.


Last shadow Puppets @ Album de la Semaine 28 Mars 2016

Arctic Monkeys @ Album de la Semaine Canal+ , Paris Sept 11 2013
Check our reviews of Arctic Monkeys @ Casino de Paris Jan 31 2012 (With Miles Kane), @ Olympia Feb 03 2012.
@ Rock en Seine 2011, @ Cigale on June 16, @ L'Album de la Semaine on June 15 2011 & @ Zénith in 2009

Check also Check our reviews of The Last Shadow Puppets @ Olympia on August 26 2008 & @ Album de la Semaine for Canal+ the day after.