Kane performing at the Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen
|Birth name||Miles Peter Kane|
17 March 1986 |
Birkenhead, Wirral, England
|Genres||Indie rock, garage rock, Britpop, psychedelic rock, baroque pop, post-punk revival|
|Labels||Columbia Records UK
(Last Shadow Puppets)
|Associated acts||The Little Flames, The Rascals, The Last Shadow Puppets, Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner, Eugene McGuinness, Paul Weller|
Miles Peter Kane (born 17 March 1986 in Birkenhead) is an English musician, 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.
Personal life 
Born in Birkenhead, Kane grew up in nearby Meols before moving with his family to Liverpool. Being an only child, Kane has stayed very close with his mother.Kane supports the football team Liverpool F.C. and is a close friend of Everton and England footballer Leighton Baines.
The Little Flames 
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. The band signed to Deltasonic and were compared to label mates The Coral and high profile fans such as Arctic Monkeys. They also went on to tour with bands like The Coral, The Zutons, The Dead 60s and Arctic Monkeys. The band split in 2007 prior to releasing their debut album, which remains unreleased.
The Rascals 
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. They 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 Arctic Monkeys' 2007 tour. 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. Miles also has several lines such as "Sorry, I have to help the guys with the gear."
The Last Shadow Puppets 
Whilst touring with Arctic Monkeys, Kane developed a strong friendship with front man Alex Turner. They shared a love of the same musical influences, such as Nick Cave. The pair began to play together backstage, and soon began writing new tracks. They realised that 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, whom Kane lent his iPod to so White could learn the solo. The band's album narrowly missed out on the Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, but thus far they have won the Mojo Breakthrough Award, and have also been nominated for various other accolades.
Solo career 
In early 2009, after his last tour with The Rascals, Miles Kane left the band to focus on a solo career. 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.
Kane's debut single, "Inhaler" was released on 22 November 2010, and he did a series of solo shows throughout November, as well as supporting The Courteeners at several shows in December. He then continued solo performances in January and February, before supporting Beady Eye at eight shows in March. Kane released another single, "Come Closer" on 20 February 2011, reaching #85 on the UK Singles Chart.
Colour of the Trap (2011-2012) 
"Rearrange", the lead single for his debut album, was released on 27 March 2011 and reached #149 on the UK Singles Chart. 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.
It was also announced on the 19th of October 2011 that Kane is to support Kasabian on their UK tour in December 2011.
Recent work and 'Don't Forget Who You Are' (2013–present) 
On 24 February 2013 Kane released his single "Give Up" charting at 62. On March 13 Kane revealed he would be releasing his second album to follow up to his debut album Colour of the Trap entitled Don't Forget Who You Are to be released late Spring. On March 19 a UK Tour in May and June to coincide with the album was announced. On 30 April 2013 Kane released a second single "Don't Forget Who You Are".
Band members 
The live band include Ben Parsons, Phil Anderson, Jay Sharrock (whose father is Chris Sharrock, former The Icicle Works, The La's, Robbie Williams and Oasis (2008–2009) drummer and the current drummer in Beady Eye) and George Moran. Singer-songwriter, Eugene McGuinness was formerly a member. He left the band to continue with his own career.
- Jay Sharrock – drums
- Ben Parsons – keyboards
- Phill Anderson – bass guitar
- George Moran – rhythm guitar/vocals
Awards and nominations 
|2009||NME Awards||Miles Kane||Sexiest Male||Nominated|
|2011||Q Awards||Miles Kane||Breakthrough Artist||Nominated|
|2012||NME Awards||Miles Kane||Best Solo Artist||Nominated|
|2013||NME Awards||Miles Kane||Best Solo Artist||Nominated|
- Zvex Fuzz Factory
- Danelectro Reel Echo
- Electro-Harmonix Holy Stain
- Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man
- Red Witch Moon Phaser
- Boss RE-20 Space Echo
- Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
- Boss FDR-1
Studio albums 
|Album Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Colour of the Trap||11||35||27||61||38||76|
|EP Title||EP details||Peak UK Chart Position
(If released as a single too)
|Live at iTunes Festival: London 2011||* Released: 6 July 2011||N/A|
|First of My Kind EP||* Released: 21 April 2012 (Vinyl), 22 April 2012 (digital download)||65|
|Give Up EP|||* Released: 24 February 2013 (Vinyl), 24 February 2013 (digital download)
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2010||"Inhaler"||171||—||—||—||Colour of the Trap|
- "Indie rocker Miles Kane and his mother Pauline on their special relationship". theguardian.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
- "Liverpool fan Miles Kane confesses to a skeleton in his closet, along with the rest of his Football Firsts". skysports.com. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
- Ed Power (November 19, 2010). "Q&A: Last shadow puppets' miles kane". Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
- Greg Cochrane, Dan Cairns (6 December 2010). "Miles Kane: New album was 'emotional'". BBC Newsbeat. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- "Miles Kane to support Beady Eye". Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- "Chart Stats – Miles Kane – Come Closer". Chart Stats. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "CHART LOG UK: NEW ENTRIES UPDATE". Chart Log UK. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "Interview with Nick Grimshaw 23/11/10". Retrieved 4 December 2010.
- "Columbia Records News – New Single – Come Closer". Retrieved 8 December 2010.
- "Miles Kane reveals new Noel Gallagher album collaborations". NME. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "Miles Kane: Clemence is my Bardot". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "Miles Kane to support Arctic Monkeys at Sheffield gigs!". Miles Kane.org. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "Stereoboard.com – Tour News – Miles Kane". Retrieved 9 December 2010.
- "Chart Stats – Miles Kane – Colour Of The Trap". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
- "Miles Kane – Belgium (Flanders) Charts". ultratop.be/nl/ Hung Medien.
- "Miles Kane – Belgium (Wallonia) Charts". ultratop.be/fr/ Hung Medien.
- "Miles Kane – Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl/ Hung Medien.
- "Miles Kane – French Charts". lescharts.com/ Hung Medien.
- "Miles Kane – Swiss Charts". lescharts.com/ Hung Medien.
- Peak positions for singles in the UK:
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