MILES Kane admits he blew his top when his record label asked Harry Potter beauty Clémence Poésy to guest on his debut solo album — only to discover the French actress could actually sing.
Miles, who shot to fame in the Last Shadow Puppets with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, has released his brilliant long playing record Colour Of The Trap this week and is destined for the Top 10.
But he’d never heard of Clémence, who plays Harry Potter beauty Fleur Delacour and also starred in the hit film, In Bruges.
He confessed: “We were looking for a girl for my song Happenstance then someone from the label met her at a party in Paris. He mentioned that I had a song and would she be up for doing it. Then he got back to me and I asked him, ‘What’s an actress going to be able to do? She’s not going to be able to sing.’ I was like, ‘What are you doing asking her you stupid pr***?’ Then she demoed the track and it sounded great so I got her over to the UK. We met for a coffee and a couple of weeks later we went into the studio and did it live and it was amazing. It really suits the tune. I had never heard of her. When I got told about her I went and checked her out in the film In Bruges. She’s amazing and is going to do really well.”
He also enlisted the help of Super Furry Animals rocker Gruff Rhys and Noel Gallagher, after the former Oasis rocker popped into the studio for a coffee.
Miles recalled: “I was in the final stages of the new record when Noel came down and had a cup of coffee at the studio because he loved the song My Fancy. He wanted to hang out. I was going in to do backing vocals and harmonies. He got up and went in and did the backing vocals which was a surreal afternoon for me. Having the memory of Noel Gallagher in the vocal booth doing backing vocals on my debut record is something I will always cherish. It’s amazing and such a compliment that he thinks that song is good enough. What an honour.”
And having supported Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye on tour recently, Miles’ talent appears to be one of the few things the Gallagher brothers agree on these days.
Miles, who was also frontman of The Rascals until they split two years ago, said: “It’s nice to know that both your heroes dig what you do. I am just starting out in my career though I have done a lot. Supporting Beady Eye on tour was brilliant. Liam came up to me the first night of the tour backstage at Glasgow Barrowlands. We were waiting to go onstage when he came over. It seemed like the longest walk anyone could do. I wondered if he was walking to me or someone behind me, then he came up and put his arm around me and said, ‘I love your tune, Come Closer. I went skipping onto the stage. I hope one day my name can be above the door of the Barrowland, that’s my ambition. Liam watched every gig of the tour from the side of the stage which is a real compliment. Sometimes you do a support tour and think what is the point because noone can be bothered but that was the best support tour I have ever done and people there to see Beady Eye were coming early to see me as well. I’ve arrived. It’s been a mad journey. When the band split, it took a while for me to get my head round things. Making this record was a soul searching journey. I know that sounds over the top, but I feel different now.”
He added: “Alex is not on the album but we wrote some words together. I love him and I don’t want to hide the fact that he is a great mate. We penned a few lyrics together and sifted through all my demos, but he doesn’t play on the record. We wrote Telepathy together. That came about when he was in Australia and I was in my flat here. Halfway through the recording of the album I told him about a new riff I had in F Sharp and played it over the phone to him. He had a new idea in F Sharp and played it to me. Both fitted together perfectly. It was telepathy. So we wrote the tune in minutes. It is insane, really. It feels great having the album out. I hope it can break the charts on Sunday. That would be amazing. I am No.6 midweek but I don’t want to jinx it. If I can stay Top 10 on Sunday, that would be amazing.”
Next up, Miles will be back in Scotland for two dates next week, in Edinburgh and Dundee.
He said: “I have played King Tut’s a few times and that is a great little venue. I can’t wait to get back up there and get my dancing shoes on.”
Miles better as Kane is loving life as a solo artist
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 11:33 AM
Posted 13 May 2011 - 11:34 AM
According to that interview Miles' has got a new song 'My Fancy' cant wait to hear that
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