Dapper of suit and young Macca of hair, Miles Kane has some smartly simple ideas about his first solo album.
Last autumn, the 24-year-old from Liverpool – half boy-next-door, half charisma-firework, all instantly loveable star quality, and already a seasoned, captivating frontman – went into The Kinks’ famed Konk studios in north London. He was accompanied by Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals. They quickly wrote and recorded four tracks, including the turbulent moody blues of Kingcrawler.
Miles Kane and his new band – Jay Sharrock (drums), Eugene McGuinness (vocals/rhythm guitar), Ben Parsons (keyboards) and Phil Anderson (bass guitar) – will be unveiling their bag of tunes on a small run of club dates in November, and on some support slots with new Manc kings The Courteeners. He’s thrilled at the prospect of finally playing these deeply personal songs, but is honest enough to admit to nerves.