With his latest album, Miles Kane embarks on a journey to his musical roots. On "One Man Band" he returns to the days when he was celebrated as a guitar hero and focuses on catchy hooks and stirring anthems. His music is sharp, infectious, characterized by powerful riffs and packed with sing-along moments.
Miles Kane is in impressive musical form while creating a very personal album for which he returns to his hometown of Liverpool to reflect on his own musical journey.
It's clear that Liverpool had a strong influence on Miles Kane, from his bands like the Little Flames, who broke up before their debut album was released, to The Last Shadow Puppets, the supergroup he formed with Alex Turner founded by the Arctic Monkeys. And of course the city also shaped his trio The Rascals, for which he worked as a singer and guitarist until the beginning of his solo career.
Miles Kane brings together these diverse influences of British music, from the Beatles to the Arctic Monkeys, from Bowie to Ferry, from rock'n'roll to Britpop, in a brilliant and authentic way in "One Man Band".
The album doesn't sound nostalgic at all. The Brit manages to create a contemporary and cool sound from all these influences.
Miles Kane describes recording the album in Liverpool as an experience that helped him get back to basics. Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward, and this album helped him rediscover why he picked up a guitar in the first place.
It's like rediscovering a brand new but somehow familiar leather jacket, a soothing melting pot of all the music that inspired him. In March Miles Kane will go on tour and can be seen live in Berlin.