The Last Shadow Puppets star MILES KANE has quit British band The Rascals to launch a solo career.
Kane previously collaborated with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner to create The Last Shadow Puppets, but the musicians dissolved the act to go back to their original bands following their U.K. number one album The Age of the Understatement last year (08).
Singer-guitarist Kane continued to work as part of British trio The Rascals - but has now decided to split up and concentrate on his solo work.
A spokesperson tells NME.com, "We can confirm that The Rascals have parted ways. Miles Kane is currently writing new material and has been in the studio recording some tracks by himself."