Miles Kane, The Mysterines: Hangar 34, Liverpool

Miles Kane

Miles Kane

As Miles Kane hit a sweaty Hangar 34, Getintothis’ Amos Wynn was glad he had his shorts on for this one.

Over the past few years Alex Kane has been busy with best mate Alex Turner, performing with The Last Shadow Puppets, but now he’s back performing solo.

His new album Coup De Grace comes out in August and tonight’s Liverpool show was the final stop of his current set of dates unveiling the new material.

Support from The Mysterines kicked off the night perfectly. The fast-paced tone was lively and exciting, with strong vocals being the core to a great set. Every song was non stop energy, tracks like Resistance and Take Control showcasing the band’s song writing talents.

Then it was time for Miles. A sold-out, sweaty, Hangar 34 was more than ready to see the Birkenhead singer in action.

The passionate crowd was up for it from the very start, chanting the lyrics back at the singer all through the night. The pace went up a gear with Inhaler, the first single he released as a solo artist. Things from then on  ramped up with every song, Kane thriving in front of a home crowd.

“It feels good to be back,” he announced.

Ahead of his third album, two singles have been released to tease fans of what’s to come.

Both the stylish Loaded and Cry On My Guitar sounded excellent, with an interesting sound that indicates Coup De Grace may well be his best album so far. Each new track performed made fans present more excited for its release.

Throughout his set a fight broke out in the crowd, much to Miles‘ dissatisfaction. “We don’t need to fight” said the singer, then jokingly adding “be off with their heads.”


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Chants of ‘it’s coming home‘ were present all through the night, and whilst it’s another Kane in Russia scoring the goals, Miles certainly was hitting the target with an array of great songs. Don’t Forget Who You Are had the whole place bouncing. Everyone sang loud and proud, continuing beyond the end of the song.

It was quite fitting Kane followed that up with a stunning cover of Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff, considering the humidity in Hangar 34. Kane had already commented, “it’s fucking hot.”

The title track of Coup De Grace, sounded superb and has the potential to be a fan favourite.

Those at the front got quite a treat as topless Kane joined them in the crowd to perform this track, embracing their passion as he had done all night. He finished with Come Closer, leaving the stage bowing to the crowd who had played their part in creating a wonderful atmosphere.

Despite hot conditions, a fight in the audience and some overpowering lighting (and on a personal note chewing gum stuck to my shorts) Miles put on a great show of some truly wonderful moments.

Update: Miles Kane has announced a full UK tour in December including a date at Mountford Hall, Liverpool.


Thursday 22: Glasgow, Barrowlands.
Friday 23: Manchester, O2 Academy
Monday 26: Norwich: LCR UEA
Tuesday 27: Birmingham: O2 Institute
Thursday 29: Leeds, O2 Academy
Friday 30: Hull: University


Saturday 1: Newcastle, O2 Academy
Monday 3: Bristol: O2 Academy
Tuesday 4: Leicester: O2 Academy
Thursday 6: London, O2 Academy Brixton
Friday 7: Nottingham: Rock City
Saturday 8: Liverpool, Mountford Hall


Images by Getintothis’ Peter Goodbody