There aren’t many visual flourishes in the video for Last Puppet Show’s “Standing Next To Me.” Then, they did name their debut The Age Of The Understatement. Most of the time, besides some fancy shadowing, and an echoing of the Stars Wars opening crawl, we get the buzzed British duo — Arctic Monkey Alex Turner and Miles Kane of the Rascals — making like the Everly Brothers and literally standing next to each other, until a troupe of modish girls in matching striped dresses, but differently colored leggings, decide to dance along on a matching striped floor. This is the cue for the guys to don sunglasses, partially as protection from the retina-melting spotlight.
Those choreographed girls are the easy listening ’60s throwback version of these choreographed girls.
The Age Of The Understatement is out via Domino.