|Ahead of the release of his highly-anticipated new album One Man Band, Miles Kane has dropped new single ‘The Wonder.’ The track is the third to be taken from the album, which comes out August 4th on Modern Sky Records. Listen to ‘The Wonder’ HERE & Watch a stunning live version HERE.|
Emotionally charged and relentlessly infectious, ‘The Wonder’ is Miles on his best form, writing guitar driven hits built for festival stages. “‘The Wonder’ is about those moments in time when the mind wanders over a past relationship, and you feel the presence of that person again,” Miles said of the track. “The waves come and go as you sit alone and think about what has been.”
Miles also recently went on a mission to Italy in the hope of meeting his hero Roberto Baggio. He documented the journey to finally meet the man himself and show Baggio the song dedicated to him from the album with a beautiful short film. Watch HERE & Listen to ‘Baggio’ HERE.
“I was eight years old when I first saw Baggio on TV, it was during the 1994 World Cup,” Miles said of Baggio. “I was taken back by his presence, his look and his talent. It was the first time I’d seen a man look so different and unique. Seeing Baggio led me to be obsessed with that Italian football team for many years. They made me want to grow my hair and I think that was the start of me getting obsessed with clothes, fashion and all things Italian. It was the start of me wanting to grow into who I am today.“
Miles returns to his guitar hero best on One Man Band as he focuses on big hooks and even bigger anthems. Sharp, infectious, urgent and packed to the brim with singalong moments, it’s Miles on the top of his game. A deeply personal record, Miles returned to Liverpool to work on the album, finding himself reflecting on his journey.
“Making the album back in Liverpool with my family really helped to bring this out of me,” Miles said of the writing process. “We left no stone unturned. Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards, and this album helped me rediscover why I picked up a guitar in the first place. This album is like a brand new, yet somehow familiar leather jacket. A comforting melting pot of all the music that has inspired and continues to inspire me every day.”
Recorded at the brand new Kempston Street Studios, Miles teamed up with longtime collaborator James Skelly of The Coral for production duties. Taking shape after Miles wrote the album’s infectious title-track and the hazy ‘Ransom’, he hooked up with Blossoms’ Tom Ogden and Keiran Shudall of Circa Waves, as well as Andy Burrow and regular writing partner Jamie Biles to put the tracks together.
One Man Band is a career defining album, sonically brilliant, heartfelt and filled with music he was destined to make since the very beginning of an action packed career.
Miles plays the following sold-out UK out store dates this August. Tickets available HERE
Sun 6th Stoke, Sugarmill SOLD-OUT
Mon 7th Sheffield, Leadmill SOLD-OUT
Wed 9th Norwich, Waterfront SOLD-OUT
Thurs 10th Kingston, Prysm SOLD-OUT
Fri 11th Liverpool, Hangar34 SOLD-OUT