English indie rock guitarist and singer Miles Kane is going solo.
“Come Closer” is the second single from his new album “Colour Of The Trap”.
Best known as the other half of The Last Shadow Puppets and former frontman of The Rascals, the musician says he is thankful for the experience he’s gained:
“You’re 24 now and everything you’ve done to this point, right now sitting here with you, has all helped you mentally in life and in your music. I’d never knock anything because without anything I wouldn’t be here. Puppets was at the most because it was the most popular if you want to say, so I’ll always thank that and love that,” says Miles Kane.
The Last Shadow Puppets, the award-winning band he founded with Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner remains a side project for now.
Miles Kane going solo has been hailed by critics as one of the most exciting things to happen to indie music in a long time.
Enthusiasts describe “Colour of the Trap” as a glorious exploration into the darker corners of vintage pop and soul.
The young musician created a buzz when he announced Noel Gallagher from Oasis will also sing on his new album.
But, he says, it is not a collaboration:
“All it was was that I was mixing my record and he came down for a coffee and I was going to put these harmonies on the song he liked and he ends up doing it. So it’s just a nice little sort of thing.”
Miles Kane’s solo album “Colour Of The Trap” is being released in April, and he’ll be taking it on the road in May for a series of UK dates.
Kane will be appearing as special guest to Arctic Monkeys in their hometown of Sheffield in June.