Le Blow’s Amy and I were lucky enough to recently be invited to a ve-ry intimate sesh with Wirral’s own Modfather, Miles Kane. I’ve made it sound a bit like a sordid threesome. It wasn’t. Though it could have been. If Miles asked.
ANYWAY! I’d pretty much RSVP’ed to the invite the minute Miles Kane was mentioned. However, it was from menswear brand Original Penguin, to mark the return of their ever popular Plugged In live music sessions.
They’ve made the sessions more intimate for 2013, with fans as the main focus, so we were part of the select 20 people or so invited to the gig, held at Soho’s Rook & Raven Gallery. The downstairs studio was pretty cosy, to say the least – but it meant we got up rrrrreal close and personal with Miles. Lookit*:
Miles treated us to a semi-acoustic hat-trick of songs, including Rearrange and two tracks from his forthcoming album Don’t Forget Who You Are. The title track, performed in the video above, is the new single (have a listen to the studio version for trademark Miles Kane glam rock).
A bit like Miles, the session was short and sweet – and of course we fawned and fan-girled appropriately afterwards (and secured the obligatory pic).
There’ll be more Original Penguin Plugged In sessions announced throughout the year, so head over to originalpenguinpluggedin.com for the latest.
MILES KANE was born in the Wirral in 1986. He cut his front man teeth in The Rascals, but made his name in The Last Shadow Puppets, the band he formed with close pal Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys. They recorded their album, The Age of Understatement, in just two weeks. It went straight to number one in the UK charts and was nominated for the 2008 Mercury prize. His debut solo album, Colour of the Trap entered the UK download chart Top 10 and his second album, Don’t Forget Who You Are is released on June 3rd.
*Apologies to the person positioned behind my beehive (sorrynotsorry).