Miles Kane and Alex Turner returned this week with the first single of their forthcoming album ‘Sophomore’.
The bombastic nature plays to the strengths of Kane. It allows him to exude his aggression naturally and channel Richard Ashcroft on ‘Come On’ which live, he does better than anyone today but not always on record.
Turner meanwhile, has developed his most interest sound since ‘The Age Of The Understatement’. The twisted and hostile sound generated on the guitar has is as though Pixies or Nirvana have been re-recorded by a 60s British psyche artist.
A big part of ‘The Age Of Understatement’ were the grandiose string arrangements. The strings here are courtesy of Owen Pallet but grandiose they are not. They too, echo a more deranged sound which is conjuring excitement at TT towers for the album.