Q Live At Concrete
23 May, Monday, Q Live At Concrete, Q The Music Club, Miles Kane
Miles Kane has come a long way, and he's done it in an astoundingly short amount of time. At just 18, he joined Hoylake-based indie band The Little Flames, who proceeded to release one album and three singles, touring...
Miles Kane has come a long way, and he's done it in an astoundingly short amount of time. At just 18, he joined Hoylake-based indie band The Little Flames, who proceeded to release one album and three singles, touring with bands like The Zutons and Arctic Monkeys. After an internal dispute, Kane and two other members disbanded and formed The Rascals, who released their debut Rascalize in June 2008. But it wasn't to be, and Kane left the band to pursue not only his collaboration with Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner, but also to begin his solo career.
And that's what brings Miles Kane to Q Live At Concrete. His debut solo effort, Colour Of The Trap, received four stars in Q, and evidently for good reason. The venue is brimming with fans, all staring anticipatedly towards the stage. A few tallish figures meander on stage, strap themselves up and begin to play. Kane and his band erupt into a powerful and captivating version of Better Left Invisible. From there, Kane has the audience in the palm of his hand, boldly and energetically taking the crowd through the set, with songs like Kingcrawler, Counting Down The Days and the more slow paced but equally beguiling Colour Of The Trap ensuring that the crowd at Concrete were fulfilled. Although the place slows slightly, to say that the set winds down towards the end would be a fallacy, as Miles Kane and his band blast out Inhaler to finish the set. In his own words, "I fucking loved that one."
- Better Left Invisible
- My Fantasy
- Counting Down The Days
- Colour Of The Trap
- Come Closer
- Hey Bulldog
A full review of the show will appear in Q Magazine issue Q301, out late June 2011.