Miles Kane (born 17.03.1986) Miles Kane is an English singer who is the co-frontman of side-project The Last Shadow Puppets and former frontman of The Rascals. Miles Kane: Childhood Miles Kane was born in Meols on the Wirral, Merseyside.
Musical career: Miles Kane's first band was The Little Flames in 2004 alongside vocalist Eva Petersen, drummer Greg Mighall, bassist Joe Edwards and guitarist Matt Gregory. They had some success, touring with The Coral, The Zutons, The Dead 60s and Arctic Monkeys, before splitting up. His next band was The Rascals with Mighall and Edwards. They released their debut EP 'Out of Dreams' on Deltasonic Records in 2007 and their debut album 'Rascalize' came out in 2008.
Miles left the band in 2009 in favour of a solo career. He signed to Columbia Records and released debut single 'Inhaler' in 2010. His first album was 'Colour of the Trap' which was released in 2011 and contained one track, 'My Fantasy', with backing vocals from Noel Gallagher. In 2013, he released his highest charting solo single yet, 'Give Up', which reached number 62. He is also a member of side-project duo the Last Shadow Puppets with Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner. They released their debut album 'The Age of the Understatement' within two weeks of meeting their producer and it shot to the UK charts at number one.
Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh enjoy their nuptials in a chic country ceremony.
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' star tied the knot at the Babington House chapel in Somerset yesterday (September 10th 2013) where they were not only surrounded by beautiful countryside, but also many relatives and friends.
Millie was a stunning bride in her Alice Temperley gown
Millie looked especially elegant in a floaty gown with lace capped sleeves designed by Alice Temperley, a waist length veil and Christian Louboutin heels, while Professor Green (real name Stephen Manderson) maintained his usual suave appearance with a blue suit and tie.
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 Film'. It has that classic Preachers mix of anthemic melodies and melancholic undertones that have kept them high in the UK album charts since their debut in 1992. Looking at their latest track, this new offering is going to be just as impossible to categorise musically as usual - but we like it that way! Watch the video for 'Rewind The Film' here.
If a perfect summer 2013 song exists, it's Dan Croll's 'In/Out'. It doesn't feature on his debut EP 'From Nowhere' which we're hoping means there's going to be some talk of a debut album soon. We defy you not to move to this calypso inspired dance track, the video for which features karaoke style lyrics - if you don't find this infectiously upbeat tune catchy enough. Watch the video for In/Out here.
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', Miles Kane has stepped out from the shadows. However, they do say that the difficult second album is an indicator of whether an artist is truly any good, and now Kane returns with 'Don't Forget Who You Are' to show us what he's really made of.
Kicking off with a punch is 'Taking Over', a track which demonstrates that Kane is evidently happy sticking with his 60s-style psychedelic pop-rock sound. A snarling guitar hurtles us into a steadfast opening verse before transforming into a livelier, foot-tapping chorus, and this dynamic makes for an engaging three minutes. We slink easily into the title track with retro style riffs and lyrical 'la la la's' that transport you straight back to Carnaby Street. Meanwhile, the snarling lyrics of 'Better Than That' complement the pacing, stomping beats of the drum and guitar and provide a contrast to the smooth contemplating of 'Fire In My Heart'.
There are points where lazy rhyming taints the talent that Kane clearly possesses. Lyrics such as "it's a tough one/it's a rough one" in the otherwise fantastic 'Tonight' and "not enraged/locked in the cage/without breaking out/I'm gonna scream and shout" in 'You're Gonna Get It' simply sound contrived. However, 'Out of Control' and 'Fire in my Heart' are comprised of heartfelt and mindful lyrics that prove Kane can really write when he puts his mind to it.
Continue reading: Miles Kane - Don't Forget Who You Are Album Review
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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 Jim Pusey was more than happy to join in the chorus of praise. Marking the group's second US Billboard number one charting album to-date - not to mention their best selling first week effort - Modern Vampires... looks like it's only going to set the indie rockers onto greater things. Pusey commented: "While it's an album that may struggle to repeat the phenomenal commercial success of Vampire Weekend's debut, I'd argue in the long run there's more to love on Modern Vampires. It's not just because the band's affection for New York seeps through every pore of the record, but also because sonically it's a far more interesting album. If this is indeed the end to a trilogy of records, Vampire Weekend have set themselves an extremely high bar to reach for the next chapter of their career."
Collaborator-happy party bringers Major Lazer have returned with a new album in the form of Free The Universe. A record that does little to change the act's sound, it doesn't necessarily need to, says Andy Peterson, with the array of people brought on board, including - there he is again - Ezra from Vampire Weekend, Peaches and Wyclef Jean, meant to enhance the party not the sound evolution. Peterson writes, "At times it's fair criticism that the formula isn't saying anything new, but the main objective here is far less about innovation but instead about being what it is; a no-nonsense party record made to be turned up to eleven and put on after twelve. Righteous."
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 that is reflected in his tracks. North Borders is the fifth studio album from Bonobo and he calls on a range of influences, from hip-hop, soul, jazz and dubstep, to create a sound that has gradually developed into his own distinctive sound. Bonobo calls on a few friends for this album, notably Erykah Badu, who sings on ‘Heaven for the Sinner,’ a twinkling take on modern soul.
“What sets Bonobo apart in an overly crowded marketplace… is an expert ability to channel myriad influences from outside of his sphere into something that works perfectly inside it, not just within a single track but start-to-finish across an album.”
The one and only Miles Kane is back June 3rd with his eagerly anticipated second LP 'Don't Forget Who You Are' on Columbia Records, the follow-up to 2011's acclaimed debut 'Colour of the Trap'.
The 11-track album is a testament to Miles Kane's rock n' roll roots, bursting with readymade anthems but shaded with dirtier guitars and experimental tempo changes, the new album brings a heavier tone to the Wirral lad's sound.
Produced by Ian Broudie (The Zutons, Echo and the Bunnymen) the record features co-writes with Broudie, as well as XTC's Andy Partridge, Paul Weller and Kid Harpoon.
An unusual mixture of celebrities, Harry Styles, Noel Gallagher and Miles Kane are spotted among revellers at London's Groucho Club.
What do you get when you cross Harry Styles with Noel Gallagher and Miles Kane? Well, if you'd attended the Groucho Club last night you might've got some idea as the three of them were spotted enjoying a few drinks at the private members club. Though we're still not sure if they even spoke to each other, the thought of them together is a little bizarre and not only because of the One Direction hunk being thrown into the mix, but also for High Flying Birds star Noel, who must've had the shock of his life when he spotted Miles Kane pulling up who bears a remarkable resemblance to Noel's estranged brother Liam Gallagher. The dapper suit and tie might've given the game away though, even if the hair is spot on.
Miles Kane discusses the recent NME Awards Tour in this video which also features his Brixton O2 Academy show soundcheck, general backstage shenanigans and a clip from the show itself with him performing his latest single 'Give Up'.