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Miles Kane O2 Academy Review


Miles Kane O2 Academy Review

Miles Kane played to a packed out 02 Academy (Leicester) on Friday night, with a tour that is taking him to some of the more intimate venues across the UK and this strategy certainly seems to be paying off, with Kane selling out most of his gigs.

Kane opened the night with his track ‘Inhaler’ with the vocals effortlessly and powerfully delivered, with prolonged howls thrown in every now and again to spike the songs energy levels. Kain then continued to play a selection of well known fan hits including, Kingcrawler, Better Than That and First of My Kind.

Kane should be playing bigger venues than his current tour dictates, but by doing this, it clearly shows his respect for the fans and in return they show their admiration for him, by enjoying every moment he is on stage.

As the night continued he paid homage to his mates, Arctic Monkeys, with a rendition of the track he recorded with them, Little Illusion Machine, which was actually released under the band’s psuedonym The Death Ramp.

Track Give Up soon followed but was turned into a mash-up with the Rolling Stones favourite, Sympathy for the Devil, which was brilliant, however miles could have left this out given his huge repertoire and it did seem unnecessary.

Kane is certainly someone who is at the top of his game and I have to admit that the soulful Liverpudlian is definitely one of my guilty pleasures, with his catchy choruses and interesting guitar pieces being stuck in my head days after.

Gig finisher Come Closer really got the crowd going, before Kane came back for his encore with an acoustic version of Colour of the Trap, before rounding off the night with singalong fave and album title track Don’t Forget Who You Are.

So how best to round up this review? Well the whole set was amazing and just when I thought things would ‘drop off’, the mood continued to flow and it is clear that big ego’s and large arenas have most certainly taken a back foot on this tour.

Mile’s performance on Friday night was four-star, and I would advise anyone to go and see him if he’s in a town near you.