All swagger and little charm...
Miles Kane - Don't Forget Who You Are

Miles Kane has friends in high places. The ex-Rascal and Last Shadow Puppet has enlisted the help of Paul Weller, Ian Broudie and XTC’s Andy Partridge on this lumpen second solo album.

It’s a dispiriting affair – a mishmash of glam rock, lad rock and heavier indie rock that fails to ignite. Despite the talent on show – the Modfather co-wrote the passable snarl of ‘You’re Gonna Get It’ – too many tracks forget to land a killer hook.

The best moment is ‘Fire In My Heart’, a semi-tender ballad that could have graced the final Oasis album. The resultant vibe is all swagger and little charm.


Words: John Freeman

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