For a man of his tender years, Miles Kane has packed a fair bit into the last few years of his first quarter of a century. At 18, he formed the jangly, promising, but short-lived The Little Flames. They were a bit like The Coral - no bad thing, but musical differences with their label split them apart. For his next band, The Rascals, the amps were racked up and their sound pitched in with psychedelia and menace, causing modest celebrations at NME and at least managing to release an album called, irksomely, "Rascalize".
Fast forward another year and the meeting of two minds, one being Kane, the other being a certain Alex Turner from mega-student icons (at that time, just before the crossover), Arctic Monkeys. They chummed up and founded The Last Shadow Puppets, scoring a number 1 album with "The Age of the Understatement" and a few awards, including Best New Act in Q magazine.
With this project currently on temporary hold (the Arctic Monkeys are busy conquering the world - again), Kane is back to basics as a soloist. Earlier this year, he issued the eagerly-awaited "Colour of the Trap" album, featuring contributions from Turner and a certain Noel Gallagher. Generally well-received, the album earned him a Top 20 placing and a support slot on Kasbian's current tour. He's had to cancel his XFM Winter Wonderland appearance because of it.
2012 sees Kane hit the road with new material starting with Nottingham on 20th April, followed by Glasgow, Dundee, Inverness then south to Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and finally the Forum in Kentish Town. Tickets for all shows will be in high demand and will weigh in at £15 for all shows.