‘Change The Show’ was released last week

Miles Kane is a key part of the current indie music scene. Between his solo career, and his collaborations with Alex Turner as ‘The Last Shadow Puppets’, his fan base stretches the length and breadth of the country, with his music forming a key part of many music lovers playlists. Now with his fourth album, he’s expanded his sound and included more influence from the genres which have formed the musician he has become.

From soft vocals, groovy bass lines and swinging drums, to jazzy pianos paired with gritty guitars and even a healthy helping of brass instruments, the album becomes more than just your average indie record. When Arctic Monkeys tried this, it wasn’t well received my many of their fans, however more and more artists are now branching into a more expansive sound, including a multitude of genres in their music to try and keep things fresh. And keeping things fresh is exactly what Kane has done with this latest album.

This for me is the perfect album for everyone. Whether already a fan of his work, or if your just discovering his music, it’s familiar for those who know his styles, and it’s different enough to just pull you into a sort of musical trance for just over 35 minutes whilst you listen to the album and discover what may be your new favourite artist.

Miles Kane has always had a bit of everything going on, constantly trying to expand his music to separate his own style from those who are also filed under ‘indie’, and it’s good to see that he’s sticking by his guns and delivering something which really is unique to what else has been released over the last few years. Like I said previously, Arctic Monkeys had something similar with ‘Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino’, but this is a step beyond even that. It’s bluesy, jazzy and soulful, but with the added twist which Miles Kane has always managed to find.

You can catch Miles Kane on tour this year across the UK.

MAY
Wed 11 Brighton Concorde 2
Thu 12 Southampton Engine Rooms
Fri 13 Nottingham Rock City
Sat 14 Liverpool O2 Academy
Mon 16 Bristol O2 Academy
Tue 17 Northampton Roadmender
Thu 19 Newcastle University
Fri 20 Glasgow O2 Academy
Sat 21 Warrington Parr Hall
Mon 23 Cardiff Tramshed
Tue 24 Birmingham O2 Institute
Wed 25 Manchester Albert Hall
Fri 27 Sheffield Leadmill
Sat 28 Norwich Waterfront
Sun 29 Leeds O2 Academy
Tue 31 London Roundhouse