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The Rascals

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  • Formed: Wirral, Merseyside, England
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Group Members: Miles Kane

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Biography All Music Guide

Group Members: Miles Kane

All Music Guide:

Influenced by the moody, mercurial, and mysterious Scott Walker and their hometown's own exciting musical pedigree, Liverpool/Wirral's Rascals formed in September 2006. Members Miles Kane (guitars), Joe Edwards (bass), and Greg Mighall (drums) had paid their dues as members of the band Little Flames, but were finding themselves at odds with the band's direction and decided to make a go of it on their own. Having befriended the rather "on fire" Arctic Monkeys while touring with them as part of the Little Flames, the Rascals landed their first gig as support for the Sheffield combo in Cardiff. The band soon found itself in possession of a record deal -- with Deltasonic -- in 2007, and released its first EP, Out of Dreams, in December of that year. With an EP and a U.K. tour under their belts, the Rascals spent the early part of 2008 recording their debut full-length, Rascalize, which was released in June, following the release of the single "Suspicious Wit" in February. In addition to a full recording schedule, the Rascals planned a U.K. tour for the early summer of 2008 and a Japanese jaunt to play the Fuji Rock Festival in July.