Sunday, November 6, 2011
*[NME.com] 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).
*A message from Tangled Talk Records... "I’m incredibly excited to announce we’re releasing The James Cleaver Quintet’s debut album, “That Was Then, This Is Now” on vinyl later this month! This is hands down one of the best albums released this year - 50 minutes of rock n’ roll tinged hardcore-punk infused with pop hooks, thrashy guitars, latin jazz instrumentals and just about everything in between.
The album was released by Hassle Records on CD/download on Monday and I'm really pleased we could help in bringing it to vinyl. Pre-orders are up now in the online store, with two limited colour variations (solid pink & black with yellow/pink splatter) as well as an exclusive t-shirt package. The records will be shipped at the end of the month but anyone who pre-orders now will receive an instant download of the entire album. You can also hear it in full on Spotify.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 4:52 PM