Following the success of debut LP The Colour of the Trap, released a fortnight ago, Miles Kane’s show at St. George’s Hall was always a dead cert to be one of the biggest draws at Sound City. He far exceeded expectations on that score however, achieving a lock-out over half an hour before he was due onstage.
Playing the Victorian grandeur of the Hall as the mounted statues of Vicky and Albert stoically stood on guard outside, the Wirral native easily pulled the largest crowd of the evening and possibly the entire festival so far.
Those fortunate enough to have made it into the hall were treated to ‘The Colour of the Trap’ album in almost its entirety. Throwing underrated ‘Yellow Submarine’ soundtrack gem ‘Hey Bulldog’ in for good measure, it seems scarcely believable that the Last Shadow Puppets’ debut solo gig in the city was in the modest environs of Mojo barely six months ago.
Concluding with an encore comprising of the one-two punch of singles ‘Come Closer’ and a storming rendition of ‘Inhaler’, Kane is highly likely to replicate tonight’s success in the fields of Albion once festival season rolls around in the next few months.
Photos: Ash Williams
Additional photography: Marie Hazlewood