"When I first heard Chester French, I felt like I had stumbled upon two geniuses," says Pharrell Williams, who signed the duo to Star Trak / Interscope records in the Spring of 2007. "It's been a long time since I've heard a project teeming with this sort of musicality and originality," he continues. "You're going to watch history unfold with these guys. I feel it in my gut." A year ago, Pharrell's auspicious blessing was only a dream for D.A.
The Last Shadow Puppets is a band that consists of Alex Turner of Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of The Rascals. They released their debut album, The Age of the Understatement, on the 21st April 2008 in the U.K., and 6th May in the U.S. The album also features James Ford (producer and half of the duo Simian Mobile Disco) and string arrangements from Owen Pallett a.k.a Final Fantasy. The album went straight to number one in the U.K. Albums Chart.