Kane propositioned female writer during Last Shadow Puppets chat
Miles Kane has apologised to a journalist he offended with a “ill judged” sexual remark.
Kane was interviewed by Spin alongside Alex Turner as the pair promote the new Last Shadow Puppets album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’.
Writer Rachel Brodsky met the pair in a hotel lobby in New York to discuss their return but was left feeling uncomfortable by Kane’s behaviour.
Brodsky refers to remarks about Kane made in the interview about both butter and Alex Turner’s crotch. When she asked the duo what they had planned for after they had finished, Kane replied by asking her: “Do you want to go upstairs?”
When she declined, a publicist for the pair noted: “I did warn you when you arrived that they were on kind of a downward spiral.” Kane added that he was joking about the request.
However, things did not end there as the journalist adds in her feature: “The interview eventually comes to its natural conclusion, but I may also have unconsciously wanted to wrap things up early in the interest of standing up and walking out. Turner gives me a nice handshake goodbye. When I extend my hand to Kane, he yanks me in for a not-entirely consensual kiss on the cheek.”
A few days after leaving the Manhattan hotel Brodsky received a note from Kane apologising for his behaviour.
“I really enjoyed chatting to you about the new record. I am just very sorry that silly remarks I made during our interview have caused offence. I recognise my ‘Carry On’ humour during the interview was ill judged and I am mortified that it made you feel uncomfortable. Please accept my sincere apologies.”
To which Brodsky responds in her piece: “I appreciate Kane’s note, but it doesn’t make me feel better. It certainly didn’t erase that afternoon or the other times I’ve felt objectified on the job. Notes like it don’t change the events that preceded them. Instead of apologies, I’d like to see a little more foresight and a lot more professionalism toward women in the music industry.”
The Last Shadow Puppets release new album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ on April 1 and tour later this month.
Last Shadow Puppets UK tour dates:
Cambridge, The Corn Exchange (March 24)
Middlesbrough, Town Hall (March 25)
Edinburgh, Usher Hall (March 26)
Paris, Olympia (March 29)
London, Hackney Empire (April 1)
Liverpool, Olympia (April 2)
Sheffield, City Hall (April 3)
Manchester, Castlefield Bowl (July 10)
Bridlington, The Spa (July 12)
Bournemouth, BIC (July 13)
London, Alexandra Palace (July 15, 16)