Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner: ‘We’d let Miles Kane join the band if he asked’

Alex Turner's Last Shadow Puppets mate has been guesting with band on UK tour

Arctic Monkeys have admitted that they’d let Miles Kane join the band full-time if he asked.

The singer/guitarist – one half of Alex Turner‘s side-project The Last Shadow Puppets – has regularly guested live with the Sheffield band over the past few years, usually playing guitar on their set-closer ‘505’.

Speaking to NME, Turner admitted that Kane has never broached the subject of becoming the fifth full-time Monkey – but the band themselves have talked about the possibility “a few times”.

Turner declared:

Yeah we would [let him join] in a second. We’ve thought about asking him a few times.

Guitarist Jamie Cook added: “If he did ask … we probably would let him.”

Kane 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)’. He has also been guesting with the band on their current UK tour.

To read the full interview with Arctic Monkeys, where they reveal all about their recent US tour, pick up this week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys are due to conclude their current UK tour next week. They play at the AECC in Aberdeen tonight (November 6), before hitting the SECC Hall 4 in Glasgow (8) and the Liverpool Echo Arena (9).