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In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Turner discussed his contributions to the Submarine soundtrack.

“I am a romantic fool, no doubt about that. I can’t help myself but write those songs. I spend a bit of time sitting on the couch with an acoustic guitar — taking breaks, having a cigarette, going to the window then going back. When you do that, you end up doing a lot more of that romantic stuff, probably too much.”

Looking back at the band’s fast-paced beginnings, he said:

“I look back on that now and can sort of understand what went on,” he says. “At the time it was a blur. You’re in the eye of the storm and you don’t necessarily know what’s going on.”

About the band’s return to studio, he said:

“Usually by now we get itchy feet and want to get back in the studio, but we haven’t started doing that yet. That’s more about this record rather than slowing down. We want to give it the best shot.”

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This is so much better than their Leno performance. I previously posted the audio stream of this performance (from August), but video has just surfaced.

Alex performs “Reckless Serenade”, “Suck it and See” and “Love is a Laserquest

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I really love this. He explains the “you’re rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock” line to us Americans: apparently, it’s a drink that’s not as common as other soft drinks, making it extra special.

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The Arctic Monkeys’ frontman brought beauty to the Washington radio station for a live in-studio performance on August 10th. He played the softer songs on the album, drawing heartfelt acoustic perfection in his signature way and answering interview questions along the way –speaking about the MOJO awards, US censorship, how he got involved in Submarine and much more.

He played:

“Suck it and See”

“Reckless Serenade”

“Love is a Laserquest”

visit KEXP’s website to STREAM THE PERFORMANCE

The songs are absolutely beautiful, but Alex seems sad to me. I hope he’s doing okay. What do you think of the radio session?

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this reminds me a bit of what Eddie Vedder did for Into the Wild. a tiny bit strange but sososo good.

listen to the entire EP below:

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a couple of years ago, Alex teamed up with The Rascals’ Miles Kane to bring us the excellent collaboration called The Last Shadow Puppets. Now you can hear him cover the title track of Miles’ solo album, which was released in May

and, for more acoustic goodness, watch Alex perform two of my three favourite songs from AM’s fourth record below (trust me, it’s well worth your time even if you’ve seen these already):

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