The Rascals (English band)

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The Rascals
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The Rascals first gig at Cardiff International Arena (June 2007)
Background information
Origin Hoylake (The Wirral), England
Genres Indie rock, experimental rock, Britpop, post-punk revival
Years active 2007-2009
Labels Deltasonic
Associated acts The Little Flames, The Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane
Members Joe Edwards
Greg Mighall
Past members Miles Kane

The Rascals were an Indie Rock band from Hoylake, England. Consisting of Miles Kane (singer/Guitarist), Joe Edwards (Bass) and Greg Mighall (Drums).

Their debut album Rascalize, was released on 23 June 2008.

Former lead singer Miles Kane has a second band, The Last Shadow Puppets, with Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, in which he shares duties with Turner.

In August 2009, it was announced that Miles Kane had left The Rascals to focus on a solo career.


Early years[edit]

Hailing from Hoylake (The Wirral, on Merseyside) in England, the band began jamming and writing material as a three piece in September 2007.

The Rascals were immediately signed to Deltasonic Records and played their first gig supporting bands including Arctic Monkeys.

Initial releases[edit]

They released their debut EP, Out Of Dreams EP, on 9 December 2007, which contains their first single Out of Dreams

Then, on 18 February 2008, they released a single, called Suspicious Wit,

Appearance in Awaydays[edit]

The Rascals perform a cover version of All That Jazz, originally by Echo & The Bunnymen in the film Awaydays,[1] 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[edit]

On 24 August of 2009, lead singer Miles Kane confirmed to NME.COM that he had quit The Rascals.[2]

Kane stated he was writing new material and had been in the studio. Greg Mighall and Joe Edwards announced they were working on a film project with 'Awaydays' star Liam Boyle.[3]


The Rascals' début 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[edit]

There is also an American band with the same name but it was unintentionally "copied".

Miles Kane 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:

  • Joe Edwards — Bass
  • Greg Mighall — Drums



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