Track Review: Miles Kane – Give Up

by Sam Skilton
Miles Kane has certainly started the New Year with a bang. Three days after the world entered 2013 with the explosions of fireworks filling the skies, the ex-Rascal was setting the airwaves alight with a cracker of his own. Produced with Ian Broudie of The Lightning Seeds, the track kicks off with a hypnotic guitar riff which trembles relentlessly for its two minute and 51 second entirety.
It must be difficult for Miles Kane though. His music has forever been compared to Arctic Monkeys because of his close friendship with Last Shadow Puppets compatriot Alex Turner, and almost instantly after it was played for the first time, ‘Give Up’ was drawing references to ‘R U Mine?’ amongst fans. Admittedly, it does bear some resemblances – predominantly the commanding vocals which make up the chorus.
The track is the follow up to his 2012 EP ‘First of My Kind’, and is set for release next month as part of another four-track EP which will provide a taste of what to expect on his upcoming album. Last year Kane confirmed that he would be working on his new record alongside the ‘Modfather’, Paul Weller, who released an LP of his own in 2012. The pair performed on stage together last month at a concert in aid of the charity ‘Crisis’ at Hammersmith Apollo.
Release Date: 24 February 2013
Record Label: Sony Music Entertainment
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