The Gig: Miles Kane supported by Kate Jackson Group
Where: King’s College London Student Union, London
When: 11 May 2011
In One Word: Gritty
The name Miles Kane has been floating around for quite a long time, sometimes as the guitarist from the Little Flames, the frontman from The Rascals (which both ultimately folded as fast as they formed) but he is mostly known for being one half of The Last Shadow Puppets along side Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner. The Last Shadow Puppets dissolved after their only album and I was keen to see what Miles would do next.
It’s really nice to see Miles forging a solo career and if tonight is to go by he is set to be very successful.
With more Fred Perry shirts in a sweaty, intimate venue than in an actual Fred Perry shop, the mods were out in force, expectation was high and Miles kicked off with “Better Left Invisible” which set a fast paced tone for the evening.
He played pretty much every song from his album Colour of The Trap but the singles “Come Closer”, “Rearrange” and “Inhaler” inevitably got the biggest reactions of the night which were followed by a gritty cover of The Beatles “Hey Bulldog” which was a nod to his Liverpudlian roots.
Miles only has one solo record out but it seemed as if it was over all too soon. It wouldn’t have gone amiss if he had played a one or two The Last Shadow Puppets songs with his band or even the cover of Edwyn Collins’ “A Girl Like You” that was released for Record Store Day this year.
As they say in show business ‘Always keep them wanting more’ which is exactly what Miles did.
Miles Kane played:
“Better Left Invisible”
“Before Its Midnight”
“Colour Of The Trap”
Photos of Miles Kane at KCLSU:
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