Following a sold out national spring tour Miles Kane drops by the newly named Best Live U.K. Music Venue for more of the same as tickets for his autumn European tour are snapped up in double quick time.
Miles released his debut solo album Colour Of The Trap earlier this year, co-written with Arctic’s pal Alex Turner it hit the top 20 after his previous at number one album with Alex as half of The Last Shadow Puppets.
Since playing two nights supporting the Monkeys at Don Valley Bowl in July Miles’ exposure couldn’t be higher and with performances like this it not hard to see why his star is shining so brightly.
It must have felt like a hometown gig tonight for the 25 year old Liverpudlian, as his name was chanted for 20 minutes before he finally took the stage with his quartet to a heroes welcome to deliver a quality set, for around half of which the audience were word perfect.
Counting Down The Days is a particular favourite as Mr Kane orchestrates a heaving crowd of waving arms. Many local musos were visible in the throng including the distinctive figure of the Reverend, Jon McClure, sporting a natty trilby.
The set list was either rocky, pacey numbers on which Miles proved is he is also a mean guitarist or gentle paced and highly melodic ala Shadow Puppets, the latter marginally received a better reception this evening.
Rearrange and the excellent album title track Colour of the Trap were breathtaking before he whipped the crowd into a frenzy with a one track encore, Inhaler, leaving the fans wanting more.