Miles Kane Searches For Himself Within Baggio

Miles Kane has released Baggio, the second cut from his forthcoming fifth solo studio album One Man Band, which drops on 4th August via Modern Sky Records.

A cosmic song about childhood life and belief, Baggio is straight up, guitar driven brilliance as Kane searches for himself within Italian football legend Roberto Baggio. “I was eight years old when I first saw Baggio on TV, it was during the 1994 World Cup,” Kane says. “I was taken back by his presence, his look and his talent. It was the first time I’d seen a man look so different and unique. Seeing Baggio led me to be obsessed with that Italian football team for many years later. They made me want to grow my hair and I think that was the start of me getting obsessed with clothes, fashion and all things Italian. It was the start of me wanting to grow into who I am today.”

Miles Kane (Charlie Salt)

Miles Kane (Charlie Salt)
Miles Kane (Charlie Salt)

The sometimes Last Shadow Puppets man returns to his guitar hero best on One Man Band as he focuses on big hooks and even bigger anthems. Sharp, infectious, urgent and packed to the brim with singalong moments, it’s Kane on the top of his game. A deeply personal record, he returned to Liverpool to work on the album, finding himself reflecting on his journey.

“Making the album back in Liverpool with my family really helped to bring this out of me,” Kane said of the writing process. “We left no stone unturned. Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards, and this album helped me rediscover why I picked up a guitar in the first place. This album is like a brand new, yet somehow familiar leather jacket. A comforting melting pot of all the music that has inspired and continues to inspire me every day.”

Listen to Baggio below:

Recorded at the brand new Kempston Street Studios, Kane teamed up with longtime collaborator James Skelly of The Coral for production duties. Taking shape after the 37-year-old wrote the album’s infectious title-track and the hazy Ransom, he hooked up with Blossoms’ Tom Ogden and Keiran Shudall of Circa Waves, as well as Andy Burrow and regular writing partner Jamie Biles to put the tracks together.

One Man Band is a career-defining album, sonically brilliant, heartfelt and filled with music he was destined to make since the very beginning of an action packed career.

Upcoming UK live dates:

AUGUST
6th – Sugarmill, Stoke
7th – Leadmill, Sheffield
9th – Waterfront, Norwich
10th – Prysm, Kingston
11th – Hangar34, Liverpool

The Luka State Deliver Triumphant Rock ‘N’ Roll At Camden Assembly

Aerial Salad (Press)

Aerial Salad Share Tied To Pieces Of Paper

It’s with good reason that Aerial Salad describe themselves as "Madchester Punk". From their formation in 2016, the...
Crawlers @ Rough Trade East (Paul Lyme)

Crawlers Deliver A Valentine’s Treat At Rough Trade East

The queue stretches down through the glowing Shoreditch street for half a block. Someone’s cut out hundreds of pink...
Alice Cooper @ The O2 Arena (Kalpesh Patel)

Alice Cooper Announces UK Tour Including Hammersmith London Shows

Icon, pioneer, and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Alice Cooper has achieved so much in his lengthy career. But...
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes @ Roundhouse (Nick Allan)

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes’ Dark Rainbows Shine At The Roundhouse

Few musicians and artists that I’ve followed over the years have evolved as much as Frank Carter has since I first saw him fronting Gallows when they opened for the MC5/DTK at the Underworld in Camden back in December 2006, back when I described Frank as a Wee Ginger Gobshite who offered out the audience for a fight, Now nearly 18 years later Frank is playing two nights At The Roundhouse to celebrate the release of dark Rainbow his fifth album with The Rattlesnakes.

Megan Moroney (David McClister)

Georgia’s EMO Cowgirl Megan Moroney To Bring Nashville To The UK

Self-described “emo cowgirl” Megan Moroney has announced her return to the UK for seven headline dates in September,...
McFly (Press)

McFly To Celebrate 21 Years With Massive O2 Arena Show

It’s been 21 years since McFly first formed, a journey which has taken them from their breakthrough hit Five Colours...
The Schizophonics @ Moth Club (Pauline Di Silvestro)

A Lesson Of Rock’N’Roll To The People Of Hackney, By The Schizophonics

It was an average Wednesday night for many people in Hackney, just trying to get through the rest of the winter while...
Mother Mother Mackenzie Walker scaled

Mother Mother Explore Their Grief Chapter

Canada’s biggest alt-rock export Mother Mother have released their highly anticipated album Grief Chapter. The album...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share Thing