Miles Kane
English musician
Miles Kane
Miles Kane is an English musician originally from Meols on the Wirral, best known as the co-frontman of The Last Shadow Puppets and former frontman of The Rascals before the band announced their break-up in August 2009. He is currently pursuing a solo career, and continues to be a part of his side-project The Last Shadow Puppets. His debut solo album, Colour of the Trap, was released on 9 May 2011.
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The 102 million dead trees in California's forests are turning tree cutters into millionaires
LATimes - 2 months
A low gargle echoes against granite cliffs and resounds in the wooded canyons. Each pull of a starter handle and squeeze of a throttle is punctuated by the crack of splintering wood as another dead tree falls in a forest that’s changing all too rapidly. Niles Kant stands at the base of a red fir....
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Arctic Monkeys Swing Into Action at MSG
Huffington Post - about 3 years
It was relevant how, in the midst of a Polar Vortex, the Arctic Monkeys would stage their very first headlining concert at the world's most famous arena. After 12 years as a band, Sheffield, England's Arctic Monkeys have had the fastest selling-debut album in British music history with their 2006 classic, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not, won the Mercury Prize in 2006, had a variety of number one singles on the British charts and they headlined Glastonbury last year. They have been praised by critics the world over, yet, it seems that all their biggest accolades come from their mother land. They have surprisingly never headlined any U.S. music festivals, and they have never won a Grammy. Just last month they finally topped the Billboard alternative chart for the first time ever with their single, "Do I Wanna Know?" They have also only played Madison Square Garden before as openers for The Black Keys two years ago. Now, months after the release of their fifth and fantast ...
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Music interview: Miles Kane
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 4 years
Miles Kane is busy, and happy to be so. Because he is working on the follow-up to his solo debut, Colour Of The Trap, which was released in May 2011.
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Weather Hampers Isle Of Wight
Clash - over 4 years
Heavy rain has hampered the opening of this summer's instalment of the Isle of Wight Festival. The British summer is a curious, unpredictable beast. Swinging from extreme heat to dangerous storms, it can sometimes seem that the weather is out to spoil whatever outdoor activity you have planned. A thought which has no doubt crossed the minds of those heading to the Isle of Wight festival this year. The site opened last night (June 21st) with fans from across the country descending on the festival in droves. Transport is always tricky, but stormy weather this year has hampered ferries. Sky News are reporting that several fans were left stuck due to cancellations, with some spending the night in their car. Thankfully, the storm clouds appear to be breaking up. The latest weather reports indicate that the Isle of Wight will still be effected by rain, but sunny spells should raise the moral of ticket holders. Meanwhile, the musical treats will go ahead as scheduled. Bru ...
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Dot To Dot 2012 - Nottingham
Clash - over 4 years
With every city seeming to have its own multi-venue day festival, we’re at Dot to Dot, a three city festival, where it all started: Nottingham. With arguably one of the better line ups, shunning the usual names that seem to be playing everywhere, we genuinely are dot to dotting across town all day trying to avoid the clashes, of which, inevitably, there are loads. First up for the day is dreamy synth poppers Bastille. It has only just gone lunchtime and the main room at Rock City is packed. Originally just a one man band, Dan Smith put together Bastille as an outlet for his bedroom-written soaring electronic melodies. You can’t argue that they have some super catchy hooks and they really take things up a level for recent single ‘Flaws’. Keeping up the momentum they chuck in a cover, quite a risky thing to do, but not when it’s ‘90s R&B hit ‘What Would You Do’ by City High. The crowd is suitably warmed up and ready for an afternoon of local talent on the main stage. J ...
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Spotlight on Miles Kane
London Evening Standard - almost 5 years
Miles Kane is big news on the music scene.
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Miles Kane - Live At Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Clash - almost 5 years
Over recent years there’s been many an indie frontman with obvious raw talent. But their god-like attitude and super inflated egos just make you want to kick them in the nuts, take a pair of pliers to their coke-addled nostrils, and kick them right back into their mummy's womb, where they truly belong. Miles Kane is a different matter entirely. Yes he’s got the swagger jagger, yes he’s got the bravado, and yes he’s got one of those stereotypical Quadrophenia style haircuts (no offence Miles). But there’s something more to him than all of his predecessors; you get the distinct impression that he genuinely loves his audience and is hell-bent on giving them a good time. While playing at Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, this is exactly what he does. The Wirral-born former frontman of The Rascals, The Little Flames and current co-frontman of The Last Shadow Puppets, showcases the very best from his debut solo album ‘Colour of the Trap’. Miles starts off the night with the inc ...
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This Week's Singles Reviewed
NME - almost 5 years
Pulled Apart By Horses, Miles Kane, Willy Moon and more
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Music interview: Miles Kane
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 5 years
Miles Kane was in danger of always being known as Alex Turner’s mate after they got together to form The Last Shadow Puppets when Kane’s two previous bands had collapsed.
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Bands Reveal Their Ultimate Music Icons
NME - almost 5 years
To celebrate NME's 60th birthday, we're on the hunt to find the ultimate musical icon from the magazine's lifetime. We've launched a special poll where you can all vote for your personal favourite, and we've also been asking other musicians to nominate their top candidates for the ultimate icon title. We've already checked in with the likes of Marina, Paul Weller, Miles Kane, Kasabian, Florence, Metronomy, Roger Daltrey, Keane and Two Door Cinema Club (you can check out their replies in the video after the jump), but here are a few more top choices from Mark Hoppus, Olly Murs, Zola Jesus and loads more. Disagree with their choices? Leave us a comment and let us know who your ultimate musical icon of the past 60 years is - and don't forget to vote here. Plus, you can listen to our shortlist of nominees in this handy Spotify playlist. Read more...
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Miles Kane announces one-off UK headline show - tickets
Gigwise - almost 5 years
Young rocker Miles Kane has announced a new one-off headline show this summer ahead of his performance at this year's V Festival. The star will perform a show in Warrington on 17, August 2012 at Parr Hall after his UK tour, which starts on 20 April, 2012. Kane recently revealed that he is currently working with Paul Weller on the follow-up to his debut solo album, 'The Colour Of The Trap, telling the NME: "We'll just see what happens when we get into that room. We're going into Paul's place and I can't wait to get in there and throw some ideas around. It's like mod heaven, his studio." Tickets for Kane's Warrington show go on sale 20 April, 2012. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
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Miles Kane - 'I'm Working On Album Number Two'
NME - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-198775" href="/Miles+Kane+1">Miles Kane</a> chats to us on the NME Awards 2012 red carpet about his second album, who'd like to win and 'going to the moon'.
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Miles Kane heading for Leeds 02 Academy
Morley- Observer and Advertiser - about 5 years
IT’S been quite a 12 months for <a class="fplink fp-198775" href="/miles+kane+1">Miles Kane</a>.
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Miles Kane - Miles Kane Relishes Festive Beach Party
Contact Music - about 5 years
British rocker <a class="fplink fp-198775" href="/miles+kane">Miles Kane</a> is looking forward to a sun-kissed festive season - hell be enjoying turkey on a beach while touring Down Under The Last Shadow Puppets star is heading out on the road with his pal Alex Turners band Arctic Monkeys and they wil...
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My Chemical Romance, Rise Against Rock Reading and Leeds Festivals - Gibson
Google News - over 5 years
... Noah And The Whale, Madness, Rise Against, The Offspring, The National, 30 Seconds to Mars, Friendly Fires, Bring Me The Horizon We Are The Ocean, Peter Doherty, Miles Kane, Jimmy Eat World and Interpol take to the world famous Reading stage
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Video: On The Tourbus With Miles Kane - NME.com
Google News - over 5 years
The former frontman of The Rascals and sometime bandmate of Alex Turner in The Last Shadow Puppets, Kane explained that although he is a solo singer, he feels like he is &quot;still in a band, kind of.&quot; I&#39;ve got a great band for live shows
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Miles Kane
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 28
    In 2015, Kane collaborated with Mark Ronson on the opening track "Johanna" of the soundtrack to the film Mortdecai.
    More Details Hide Details After mooted rumours of a new album with Alex Turner in Kane's other band The Last Shadow Puppets. On 19 October 2015 Owen Pallett, who contributed the string arrangements on The Age of the Understatement, confirmed work on a second The Last Shadow Puppets album. In November 2015, producer James Ford confirmed that work on the second album had been completed. On 10 January 2016, the band released their first single since 2008. The song, "Bad Habits", was accompanied with a music video filmed in the same style as the first two teaser trailers. On 21 January 2016, the band announced that their second album would be entitled Everything You've Come to Expect, and would feature the return of all three previous band members, as well as the addition of bass player Zach Dawes. The title track (Everything You've Come to Expect) was released as a single on 10 March 2016. It was followed by the release of "Aviation" on 16 March 2016 and the release of "Miracle Aligner" on 28 March 2016. The album was released on 1 April 2016.
    In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men.
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  • 2013
    Age 26
    Kane played the opening day of Glastonbury 2013 on the John Peel stage, before joining the Arctic Monkeys in their headline slot, to play on "505".
    More Details Hide Details Two further singles from the album, "Taking Over" and "Better Than That" were released in August and October 2013 respectively.
    On 30 April 2013, Kane released the single "Don't Forget Who You Are", which features the B-side “Get Right” which was written by Kane and Alex Turner. The album was released on 3 June 2013, debuting at No. 8 in the UK charts.
    More Details Hide Details It was produced by Ian Broudie of The Lightning Seeds, and features two tracks co-written with Paul Weller ("Fire in My Heart" and "You're Gonna Get It").
    On 13 March 2013, Kane revealed he would be releasing his second album, entitled Don't Forget Who You Are, in the spring.
    More Details Hide Details On 19 March 2013, a UK tour in May and June to coincide with the album was announced.
    On 24 February 2013, Kane released an EP titled Give Up, charting at No. 62.
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  • 2011
    Age 24
    He is currently pursuing a solo career, and continues to be a part of the Last Shadow Puppets. His debut solo album, Colour of the Trap, was released on 9 May 2011 and the follow-up, Don't Forget Who You Are was released on 3 June 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Born in Birkenhead, Wirral, an only child, he was raised in nearby Meols. Before learning the guitar, as a child Kane played the saxophone. Kane now supports the football team Liverpool F.C., despite giving exclusive interviews to The Sun newspaper and having previously followed Manchester United for nearly 20 years. Miles is also a close friend of Everton and England footballer Leighton Baines.
    It was also announced on 19 October 2011 that Kane was to support Kasabian on their UK tour in December 2011.
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    Kane supported the Arctic Monkeys at two shows in Sheffield in June 2011, and was their support act on their Australian tour in January 2012.
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    Kane released another single, "Come Closer" on 20 February 2011, reaching No. 85 on the UK Singles Chart. "Rearrange", the third single from his debut album, was released on 27 March 2011 and reached No. 149 on the UK Singles Chart.
    More Details Hide Details The album, titled Colour of the Trap, was released on 9 May 2011. One track, "My Fantasy" features backing vocals from Noel Gallagher, while another, "Happenstance" is a duet between Kane and French actress Clémence Poésy. Half of the tracks on the album were co-written by Alex Turner, Kane's partner in the Last Shadow Puppets.
    He then continued solo performances in January and February 2011, before supporting Beady Eye at eight shows in March.
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  • 2010
    Age 23
    Kane's debut single, "Inhaler" was released on 22 November 2010, and he did a series of solo shows throughout November, as well as supported the Courteeners at several shows in December.
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  • 2009
    Age 22
    In early 2009, after his last tour with the Rascals, Miles Kane left the band to focus on a solo career.
    More Details Hide Details Inspired by a classic, smart '60s Mod theme he signed with Columbia Records and began recording his solo album with Dan Carey and Dan the Automator, who had previously worked with Gorillaz and Kasabian.
    He was also the former frontman of the Rascals, before the band announced their break-up in August 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 20
    The Rascals released their debut EP in December 2007, just 7 months after they got together. Entitled Out of Dreams it featured 4 tracks, but did not achieve chart success. Yet they soon became tipped to be one of the bands of 2008, championed in particular by NME, following a well received support slot on the Arctic Monkeys' 2007 tour.
    More Details Hide Details Their first album 'Rascalize' was released on 23 June 2008. The Rascals have a small role in the film Awaydays playing an Echo & the Bunnymen cover. Whilst touring with the Arctic Monkeys, Kane and front man Alex Turner began to play together backstage, which resulted in the composition of new tracks, realizing there was a future in their songwriting partnership, and the Last Shadow Puppets were born. The duo decided to travel to the West Coast of France with producer James Ford where they recorded their debut album The Age of the Understatement in just two weeks. Their album went straight to number 1 in the UK Album Charts with the single of the same name reaching number 1 in the Indie Single Charts, and subsequent singles also reaching high spots. They first played together live in the UK, doing a secret set at Glastonbury with a special guest appearance from Jack White, to whom Kane lent his iPod so White could learn the solo. The band's album narrowly missed out on the Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, but won the Mojo Breakthrough Award. In December 2015 it was confirmed on the band's official Facebook and YouTube accounts, that the second album was due in spring 2016.
    The band split in 2007 prior to releasing their debut album, which remains unreleased.
    More Details Hide Details Kane, on vocals and lead guitar, was joined by Greg Mighall on drums and Joe Edwards on bass guitar and occasional backing vocals. Kane took on the main songwriting duties for the band. The band, who have known each other from childhood, continued where the Little Flames left off; they signed with Deltasonic Records again, only with fewer members this time. They were adamant to keep their own distinct sound of 'awesome rockin beats' with a 'psychedelic quirk' and a 'compelling and unique dark underlying spirit'1.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 17
    Aged 18, Kane joined the Little Flames as guitarist alongside Eva Petersen (Vocals), Greg Mighall (Drums), Joe Edwards (Bass) and Matt Gregory (Guitar) in December 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The band signed to Deltasonic and were compared to label mates the Coral and high-profile fans such as the Arctic Monkeys. They also went on to tour with bands like the Coral, the Zutons, the Dead 60s and the Arctic Monkeys.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on March 17, 1986.
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