Miles Kane - Colour Of My Trap Album Review

Review of Colour Of My Trap Album by Miles Kane

He's been a Little Flame, had a stint as a Last Shadow Puppet, and he's even had a stint as a Rascal, but now Miles Kane has become...well Miles Kane. Scratching around looking for the right harness to his undoubted song writing quality has been a complicated journey for one so young, but it's ultimately been worth it. Having unfairly been overlooked when it came to the back slapping that followed in the wake of the brilliant Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane is back with a few friends in the form of The Colour of My Trap.

Miles Kane Colour Of My Trap Album

It only takes a few listens of this album to know who had the biggest input on LSP single Standing Next to Me, the hallmarks of its brazen, chorus fuelled brilliance is all over this record from start to finish and it's to the listeners advantage. The albums foundations, Come Closer and Rearrange are almost the Miles Kane trademark, and they kick start proceedings in a retro yet progressive manner.

That's not to say that the Colour of My Trap lacks variation, the crooning Take The Night From Me, offers us an insight into the softer side of Miles Kane, highlighting his talent for a tear jerking ballad as he transports the listener to a 1960s dance hall with the minimum of effort.

In a similar vein the minimalist Telepathy is equally as effective, rife with subtle solos and fuzzy production, it's easily the albums most retro effort.

The outrageous Cold Turkey rip off that is Better Left Inside cannot go unmentioned, not an offensive track by any means but all the same, one that makes Beady Eye sound experimental.

However a Liverpool lad such as Kane can be forgiven the odd overzealous Lennon fan boy moment, and it doesn't take away from an album of individual pop gems, that somehow manage to be progressive yet retro simultaneously.

Sam Marland

Site -


More Miles Kane

New Names In The Sziget Festival 2014 Line-Up Including The Prodigy And Lily Allen

The organizers of Sziget have announced a new list of names, already confirmed for the 2014 event. At the 'Island of Freedom' The Prodigy, Lily...

Svengali - Official Soundtrack Of The Motion Picture Released Monday 17th March 2014

Universal Music UK have announced details of the release of the soundtrack to the forthcoming film, Svengali. The compilation, featuring tracks from the likes of...

Sony Music Announce 'BBC Top Gear Driving Anthems' Released November 18th 2013

Sony Music & BBC Worldwide have announced the release of 'Top Gear Driving Anthems', a triple CD album boasting 50 full throttle tracks of rock...

A Classy Wedding For Professor Green And Chelsea Girl Millie Mackintosh [Pictures]

A big congratulations to Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh who are finally married after two years of dating! The rapper and the 'Made In Chelsea'...


A Week In Music, Manic Street Preachers Get Nostalgic, DJ Muggs Returns Solo And Thom Yorke Throws A Spotify Strop

A week in music videos... Manic Street Preachers teamed up with Richard Hawley for the nostalgic title track from their upcoming new album 'Rewind The...

Miles Kane - Don't Forget Who You Are Album Review

He fronted The Rascals and paired with Alex Turner to create The Last Shadow Puppets but, with his debut solo record 'Colour of the Trap',...

A Week In Music - Vampire Weekend Album Is Tops, Daft Punk Break Records, Kelly Rowland Breaks Down

A Week In Albums... Vampire Weekend have been getting some much deserved props for their comeback LP, Modern Vampires Of The City and our man...

A Week In Music - Bonobo Builds On Steady Career, Little Comets Supply Astronomical Memories, Palma Violets Return With Raucous Video

Albums of Note... Bonobo, aka Simon Green, may not have found instant stardom in his career but his work is characterised by a steady progress...



Miles Kane Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Miles Kane

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All