25 June, 2016 - NME.com
The Last Shadow Puppets have revealed their pre-show routine ahead of their Glastonbury set later today (June 25).
Alex Turner and Miles Kane will play before Tame Impala and Adele on the Pyramid Stage this evening (18:15pm), and, prior to the performance, the duo spoke on how they prepare for such a big show.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph in a new interview published today, Turner was quizzed on how he usually approaches playing a big festival show like Glastonbury.
“It’s probably better if I don’t think about it," he said. "If you start building it up in your mind, that’s when my internal monologue starts up.”
The pair also revealed their unusual methods for warming up for a show. "I usually go to sleep," said Turner, while bandmate Kane said, "I’ll be listening to a northern soul compilation in me undies."
Elsewhere in the interview, Turner spoke on his creative partnership with Kane. "Writing with Miles, I reach different conclusions than I do on my own,” the Arctic Monkeys frontman said. “There is a confidence that encourages you to go further down whatever road you are on.
“When you’re on your own [as a frontman], the momentum is kind of your responsibility. When there’s two of you, especially if you can get to that place where there is an unspoken understanding, then you generate potentially even more momentum.”
Turner has previously headlined Glastonbury with Arctic Monkeys in 2007 and 2014, while Kane last performed at the festival in 2013. The Last Shadow Puppets' only appearance at Worthy Farm prior to today came in 2008, when they played a secret set with Jack White on The Park Stage.