REVIEW: Miles Kane – Don’t Forget Who You Are

dfwyaSince the inception of The Little Flames, a graduation as frontman of The Rascals in 2007 and the explosion of his solo debut record in 2011, Miles Kane has catapulted from Alex Turner’s fellow Last Shadow Puppet into an indie-rock superstar. Now in 2013, fresh from rubbing shoulders with the Mod-Father himself Paul Weller, Miles Kane’s latest offering has an insurgent maturity that will appeal to an eclectic audience of cult fans and radio listeners.

It’s a well known fact that an artists second record can be a lot more difficult than their first, but Kane’s Don’t Forget Who You Are has no such trouble. It’s a natural progression from 2011’s Colour Of The Trap and will have fans’ tongue’s wagging even more.

Collectively, the record has it’s outrageous bellow-the-chorus-at-the-top-of-your-voice moments as well as some deeper intimate moments that let us peer into the mind of Miles Kane. The lead single from the album that we were treated to back in February, Give Up, is angry and passionate as Miles reveals his disenchantment with dating super-models (A problem not many of us will have in our life time I’m sure). Album opener Taking Over is one of the standout tracks from the eleven song ensemble. It’s Miles Kane at his very best. Taking Over is catchy, infectious, charged with emotion and backed by some mesmerising riffs as well as colossal mid-song solo. Proceeding this is the pre-order bonus title track Don’t Forget Who You Are. This is truly one for the fans and has one of the biggest chorus’ you could ever imagine.

More intimate moments come in the form of Out Of Control as Miles can be heard crooning about the enigma of love backed with an acoustic guitar and these feelings are echoed within Fire In My Heart.

With Don’t Forget Who You Are, Miles Kane has accomplished a feel-good Saturday night album. You’re drinking with your mates, you’ve got your best clobber on, you’re ready to go out and party and the album is filling you with all of the anticipation and excitement of  the night ahead. And don’t forget, the more intimate moments of the album are there to pick you up on the Sunday morning.

Finally, just a note to mention how good Miles’ band mates are. The introduction of George Moran has proved instrumental considering his guitar work and backing vocals are both equally astute.

The View From The Music gives this album an 8.5/10

The album is out on Monday 3rd June, pre-order here.

Image appears courtesy of Columbia Records.

 

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Track Of The Day: By The Sea – Eveline

If your dreams had a soundtrack, Eveline would be the standout track. Light and airy and beautifully psychedelic, the Wirral band have produced an anthemic track that makes it self at home in a wonderfully poetic album. With Bill Ryder-Jones on board, the band is just going to grow from strength to strength, keep your eyes peeled for By The Sea.

We recommend that you should buy the album HERE!

We will be reviewing it for you shortly!

THOM YORKE Announces Details of ATOMS FOR PEACE Album!

DEBUT ALBUM ‘AMOK’ TO BE RELEASED ON 25TH FEBRUARY 2013 (26TH FEBRUARY IN THE US) ON XL RECORDINGS 
 
ALBUM TRACKLIST, ARTWORK AND NEW LOOK WEBSITE (WWW.ATOMSFORPEACE.INFO) REVEALED 
Monday 3rd December: Thom Yorke has just announced full details of Atoms For Peace’s debut album via http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/ with the following post:
 
“So finally I can tell you the Atoms for Peace record is coming out on the 25th February, it’s called Amok. 
 
The front will look like theez…

 ATOMS

The tracks are
 
Before Your Very Eyes
Default
Ingenue
Dropped
Unless
Stuck Together Pieces
Judge Jury and Executioner
Reverse Running
Amok
 
We put something new on the website for you to stare at etc for a while here.. www.atomsforpeace.info
It’s a while to wait i know so i’m sure some other things will occur before then.
 
Atoms for Peace… members of staff
 
Me                             Vocals  Keyboards  Programming and Guitars
Nigel Godrich         Production & Programming
Joey Waronker       Drums
Mauro Refosco       Percussion    Flea Bass
 
We formed to learn to play The Eraser record, if you don’t know that, and discovered a really good energy doing that.. and it fell into this record.
 
I’m still reeling from being on tour for much of the year but we are planning to get together and play etc next year !We’re figuring all that out right now.
 
Atoms is a ongoing and open ended project, where it leads i know not for certain…. which is what is nice about it.”
(ENDS) 
 
Amok‘ will be available on CD, Deluxe CD, LP, Deluxe LP and download and will feature artwork from longtime collaborator Stanley Donwood.

 

Track Of The Day: Dead Sons – Hangman

‘Remember remember, the 5th of November’ is how Dead Sons announced their latest single ‘Hangman’, and it is certainly not one to forget about! Taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘The Hollers and The Hymns’, the single represents a real coming of age for the band. Their honed sinful indie sound is more US desert than UK city, it’s menacing and delightfully monopolising and is epitomised within ‘Hangman’.

‘The Hollers and The Hymns’ has not received and official release date but we are sure it is on the horizon, we can’t wait any longer.

Pickup Hangman and b-side Electricity from HERE

ADELE – SKYFALL

ADELE’S “SKYFALL”, OFFICIAL THEME SONG TO LATEST JAMES BOND 007 FEATURE SKYFALL™, PREMIERES AT 0:07 BST VIA HOME.ADELE.TV OCTOBER 5th

“SKYFALL” RELEASE TO COINCIDE WITH 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JAMES BOND 007

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER GLOBALLY ON iTUNES TODAY

 

(October 1, 2012; XL Recordings, London) – Adele will premiere her latest recording “Skyfall,” the official theme song to the upcoming 007 adventure of the same name, globally via her official site (http://home.adele.tv) on Friday October 5th at 0:07 BST/London time, and the track will be available to purchase as a download immediately after this premiere. It is available for pre-order at iTunes starting today (http://smarturl.it/AdeleSkyfall). October 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, and thus the James Bond film franchise, and will be celebrated as Global James Bond Day.

 

After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song to “Skyfall™.”  Adele admits, “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song.  But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done, which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I’m sure!”  Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, “Skyfall” features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.

 

“Skyfall” is the first recording by Adele since releasing her massively successful album 21 in early 2011.  To date 21 has sold over 24 million albums worldwide and garnered Adele 6 Grammy Awards, 2 BRIT Awards and 2 Ivor Novello Awards.

 

“Skyfall” the movie will be released on October 26, 2012 in the UK and on November 9, 2012 in the U.S.

 

About SKYFALL™

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 inSKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time.  In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.  As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.  The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Directed by Sam Mendes.  Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.  Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.

 

EUGENE McGUINNESS Announces November UK Tour

Following an incredible, packed-out show in Paris last week alongside French television and radio appearances, Eugene McGuinness has returned to the UK and announced plans for a mini tour this November, ending at London’s prestigious 100 Club. Full tour details can be found below.

Released in August, Eugene’s album ‘The Invitation to the Voyage’ was preceded by the fast-paced, jerky brilliance of singles ‘Lion’ and ‘Shotgun’. Blending his strong and unique lyricism with powerful pop melodies, ‘The Invitation…’ saw McGuinness take his song writing up another notch without losing grasp of what makes him a distinctive artist: his contemporary, surreal and fantastical view of modern life.

Live, the album evolves into something both melodic and chaotic. Eugene and his band allow ‘The Invitation to the Voyage’ to take on a different persona, opening doors to a side of the album the casual listener may initially miss.

To read our review of ‘Invitation To The Voyage’ click HERE 

Watch the video for Eugene’s most recent single ‘Harlequinade’ HERE

Full Eugene McGuinness tour dates are as follows:

4th October – Hammersmith Apollo, London (supporting The Temper Trap)

11th November – Academy 2, Liverpool

12th November – The Leadmill, Sheffield

13th November – Exchange, Bristol

14th November – 100 Club, London

 

 

Cover photo credit: Dean Rogers