Rascals’ Miles Kane reveals unlikely song influence

Alex Turner's collaborator gets on with his day job

The Rascals frontman Miles Kane – who is also in The Last Shadow Puppets with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner – has admitted his latest song has an unlikely origin.

The singer who released ‘Suspicious Wit’ with The Rascals on Monday (February 18), told NME.COM that the track was only written before the Wirral trio began sessions for their debut album last December, and was inspired by a gig in Luton.

“I wrote it after we played up there last year,” explained Kane. “I met this girl and arranged to meet her again, but every time we set something up it would go wrong. I was supposed to go to Brighton but our van broke down. The song really came out of her reaction, getting very suspicious, asking me if I wasn’t make these excuses up but at the same time being really funny about it. She’ll be really surprised when she hears the track.”

Kane added that the song had not even been a contender for the band’s first proper single – following last year’s ’Out Of Dreams’ EP – but as it was fresh they recorded it with Blur and Elbow producer Ben Hillier, and had been impressed by the results.

“It’s a good taster for people,” said Kane of this week’s single. “It’s a bit of everything really. We’re just hungry for it.”

The Rascals, who play Preston’s 53 Degrees tonight (February 21), before heading to Club NME at London’s KOKO (February 22) and Manchester’s Night And Day Cafe (23), will release their debut album in the summer.

However Kane will be busy before then.

As revealed by NME.COM yesterday he has recorded with Alex Turner as The Last Shadow Puppets.

The pair’s debut album ’The Age Of The Understatement’ is released on April 21.

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