Miles Kane: 'I won't be joining Arctic Monkeys full-time'

Alex Turner had said Last Shadow Puppets mate was 'welcome to join' Sheffield band

Miles Kane, The Last Shadow Puppets/The Rascals. It's been a mixed year for the Wirral-raised singer. While The Last Shadow Puppets went from strength to strength, Kane's 'other' band were forced to postpone their tour when Kane contracted laryngitis and lost his voice.
Miles Kane has insisted that he has no plans to ask Arctic Monkeys whether he can join the band full-time.

The singer, who released his debut solo album 'Colour Of The Trap' earlier this year, said he saw no reason to change his current dynamic with the Sheffield band.

Earlier this month, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner – who, along with Kane, makes up their side-project The Last Shadow Puppets – said that they would let his friend join the band "in a second" if he asked.

However, in an interview with NME, Kane said he had no plans to talk to Turner and the rest of the band about becoming a full-time member.

He said:
I think we're alright, you know? We'll just continue what we're doing – as we are is fine.

Kane has previously appeared on the B-side to Arctic Monkeys' summer single 'The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala' - he was credited as Miles Kane And The Death Ramps on 'Little Illusion Machine (Wirral Riddler)', and guested with the band on their recent UK tour.

In September, meanwhile, he admitted that he was conscious of the public viewing him as simply Turner's best friend and felt he had a "point to prove" with 'Colour Of The Trap'.

You can watch a video of Miles Kane giving a track-by-track guide to 'Colour Of The Trap' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Miles Kane on 'Colour Of The Trap' - Video Track-By-Track Miles Kane on 'Colour Of The Trap' - Video Track-By-Track
Video: Miles Kane on 'Colour Of The Trap' - Video Track-By-Track

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