If you address a question directly to Alex he clams up. If you ignore him then, bit by bit, he comes back because Alex clearly thinks Miles is amazing. He stares at him when he talks and will shake with laughter with very little provocation from his more garrulous pal.
They met by accident and are by now “total best mates”. Whatever else you say about them, their friendship right now is wonderfully unspoilt by failure or resentment, boredom or bad relationships or whatever else sours creative partnerships and - despite being old enough to know better - meeting them is a little like what I imagine talking to Lennon and McCartney must have been like in 1963 had Paul McCartney lost the power of speech and John Lennon been left half mad through being up all night hammering the Aftershock Evil Traffic Lights.
”—The Last Shadow Puppets interview, The Guide (via rosalie-mae)