Miles Kane: 'People still think of me as Alex Turner's best mate'

Singer admits there were 'dark periods' during the making of his debut record though

Miles Kane: 'People still think of me as Alex Turner's best mate'

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Miles Kane has said that he's conscious he is still viewed by most of the public as simply the best friend of Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner.

The singer, who released his debut solo album 'The Colour Of The Trap' earlier this year, told The Independent that he felt he had a point to prove with his debut release as people perceived him as riding Turner's coat tails to success.

Asked if he had been affected by public perception of him during the making of 'The Colour Of The Trap', Kane replied: "There was definitely a point to prove because a lot of people out there just see me as Al's best mate and the new kid that was in the Puppets who didn't really do anything."

He continued: "I'm not soft, I know some people think that. With this record I wanted to be like, 'Well here's a great album, and you can either take it or leave it'. I think I've turned a lot of people's heads, definitely."

Kane also admitted that he went through "dark periods" during the record and the album and got extremely despondent after going almost two years without playing live.

He added:

It wasn't easy, there were dark periods. But I had that belief. I didn't do a gig or an interview or a photo for nearly two years which sort of killed me because I love it. There was a time halfway through making the record and I thought, 'Nah, let's just leave it at that', but it wouldn't have been half as good as it is. I'm glad that I listened to my manager and mates and took my time because that made it what it is.

Miles Kane tours the UK next month, he will play 10 dates throughout October. The trek starts at Middlesbrough Empire on October 13 and finishes up at London Electric Ballroom on October 25, a show which will be his largest as a solo artist yet.

You can watch a video of Miles Kane being interviewed at this year's Reading Festival by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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