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Miles Kane – Give Up
Miles Kane has unveiled plans to release his new single ‘Give Up’ on February 24th.
Turning solo with all the swagger you’d expect from the Scouse songbird, Miles Kane’s debut album ‘Colour Of The Trap’ was a potent, unrelenting document. Spending the bulk of the past 18 months on the road, the songwriter has now signalled his intention to release a blast of new material.
‘Give Up’ is set to be released on February 24th, with Kid Harpoon claiming a co-write credit and Ian Broudie on production. Available from February 24th, the track will be out digitally as well as on seven inch vinyl – full tracklisting as follows:
1. ‘Give Up’
2. ‘Woman’s Touch’
3. ‘The Competition’
4. ‘Give Up’ (Video)
A. ‘Give Up’
B. ‘The Competition’
Miles Kane had the following to say about the track: “I wanted the energy and positivity that I’ve felt in the past 18 months to be reflected on the new album – to make it upbeat and uplifting, and to me that’s exactly what ‘Give Up’ does. It doesn’t mess around.”
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With less than a week to go until Miles Kane re-releases ‘Come Closer EP’ on Mon 19th Sept – we here at Miles Kane.org are giving you a chance to win a vinyl copy of the EP to find out more and how to enter click here
The vinyl includes two Miles Kane original songs ‘Do I Want You’ and KaKa Boom, the EP also includes a cover version of Jacques Dutronc’s ‘The Responsible’
Full ‘Come Closer EP’ Track Listing
1. A1. Come Closer
2. A2. Do I Want You
3. B1. KaKa Boom
4. B2. The Responsible
Listen to a preview of the Come Closer EP here
Miles Kane on Radio 1 BBC Live Lounge
Miles Kane will be on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge with Fearne Cotton on Tuesday 20th Sept.
Miles will be performing tracks from his debut album ‘Colour Of The Trap’ along with an exclusive cover song. The cover song should be interesting, the last time Miles performed in the Live Lounge with Alex Turner during The Last Shadow Puppets era they performed Rihanna’s ‘SOS’ – if you missed it listen to the track here
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miles kane has told BBC Radio 1 that his new album was ‘emotional’ to record.
Former Rascals frontman miles kane says his new ‘solo’ project is the most challenging and “emotional” of his musical career.
Miles Kane started writing after the break-up of his old band and is now glad to be back stronger and a little bit wiser.
“I had a bit of a comedown”, he admits. “So it took a while to get back into the flow… It’s been a complete journey.”
After help from Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys and working on tracks in San Francisco, Kane’s released debut track Inhaler and has also done a few low-key gigs.
“They’ve only been a few hundred capacity”, he explains. “But the kids seem to be having it.
“It’s hard when you’re playing a set and no-one has heard any of these songs. I’m just glad people are there and are digging it.”
He says the singalong-friendly rock of Inhaler is repeated on some of the album’s other tunes, which he proudly describes as “sounding huge”.
“It’s all very catchy, but there’s all sorts on there. The next single, Come Closer, is a sort of sexy, quite T-Rex song.
“It’s a real red-lit, midnight vibe.”
Puppets ‘on hold’
Ex-Oasis man Noel Gallagher has also lent his harmonies to “boost” one of the tracks on the album.
Kane says it worked out well as he had recently played guitar on one of Noel’s new solo tunes.
As for the 24-year-old’s other musical project – The Last Shadow Puppets – nothing’s set in stone about when they’ll record again.
But the three-piece (which includes Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner) are likely to re-form at some point.
“We’ll do another one”, Kane confirms.
“He [Alex Turner] is doing ‘Monkey 4′ and I’m having this.
“When the time is right we’ll write some more tunes.”
Miles Kane’s album is due for release in early 2011 and he is supporting The Courteeners on tour.
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