The Rascals (English band)
The Rascals first gig at Cardiff International Arena (June 2007)
|Origin||Hoylake (The Wirral), England|
|Genres||Indie rock, experimental rock, Britpop, post-punk revival|
|Associated acts||The Little Flames, The Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane|
|Past members||Miles Kane|
Their debut album Rascalize, was released on 23 June 2008.
In August 2009, it was announced that Miles Kane had left the Rascals to focus on a solo career. The band intends to find a new singer to replace Kane.
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In September 2007 they began jamming and writing new material as a three piece and there was born The Rascals. The Rascals were immediately signed to Deltasonic Records and played their first gig supporting bands including Arctic Monkeys.
Then, on 18 February 2008, they released a single, called Suspicious Wit,
Appearance in Awaydays
The Rascals perform a cover version of All That Jazz, originally by Echo & The Bunnymen in the film Awaydays, based on the book by Kevin Sampson, which was released in cinemas nationwide on 22 May.
The track is available on the soundtrack which was released on 18 May 2008.
Miles Kane's Departure
He will now work on a solo project, and The Rascals will not continue. But statement said the band would seek a new singer.
The Rascals debut album Rascalize was released on 23 June 2008 (first released on iTunes on 15 June 2008). Although it was not a commercial success only peaking at #100 on the UK Albums Chart for one week the album was generally well received by critics
Conflicts with the name
There is also an American band with the same name, but it was unintentionally "copied".
Miles used to tell in several interviews that when they were in The Little Flames they were often called "you little rascals".
The group consists of:
- "The Rascals Appear In New Film, 'Awaydays'". blogs.myspace.com/rascalmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
- "Chart Stats - Rascals". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2009-06-05.