Album: Miles Kane, Colour Of The Trap (Columbia)

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Though many tracks are co-written with Alex Turner, Miles Kane's solo debut bears scant comparison to the duo's more grandiose work as The Last Shadow Puppets.

It's still suffused with a retro 1960s vibe, but this time the garage-pop influences prevail, with a sizeable side-order of psychedelia courtesy of the edgy West Coast lead guitar that streaks tracks such as "Happenstance" and the first single "Inhaler". Its successor "Rearrange" is the most powerful piece here, with the spooky feedback whine intro leading into the album's most adhesive hook. Elsewhere, the rolling tribal tom-tom groove of "Kingcrawler" recalls The Coral and "Telepathy" has a Hawley-esque twangsome manner to it; but "Better Left Invisible" is just too brazen an appropriation, of positively Oasean proportions, of the "Cold Turkey" riff.

DOWNLOAD THIS Rearrange; Happenstance; Inhaler; Telepathy