New single: Hands (February 19th 2016)
Live: London / Norwich / Bristol / Manchester
The Duke Spirit release a new single Hands, taken from the bands exhilarating new album Kin (released Spring 2016), on Friday the 19th of February through Ex Voto Records. Hands is available, along with previous single Blue And Yellow Light (Playlisted at BBC 6 on its release last November), from January 11th when you preorder the album from iTunes and: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-duke-spirit-kin
In October of this year The Duke Spirit returned after a thee year live hiatus with a triumphant sold-out show at the historic Wilton Music Hall. Due to public demand the band have announced a new show in London at Islington Assembly Hall on 24th February and shows in Norwich, Bristol and Manchester in March. The full details are:
WED 20th London Islington Assembly Hall
MON 21st Norwich Arts Centre
TUE 22nd Bristol Thekla
WED 23rd Manchester The Deaf Institute
For new album Kin, The Duke Spirit returned to the producer of their debut album, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins and Bella Union label boss). The album was recorded over a two week period at Urchin Studios, East London and sees the band pushing in new exciting and beautiful directions. Kin includes contributions from Mark Lanegan, Sam Windett (Archie Bronson Outfit), Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey/Gallon Drunk) and Simon Raymonde.
Having taken a break from the recording/touring cycle in 2012, Liela Moss (words, vocals and piano) and Toby Butler (bass, guitars, synth and piano) travelled widely and immersed themselves in their electronic side project Roman Remains, creating the album ‘Zeal,’ which was released on Dhani Harrison’s H.O.T Records. Meanwhile Olly Betts (drums) and Luke Ford (guitars) set about creating a studio/rehearsal space in Hackney which they have been running since 2012.
The Duke Spirit have seen their successes growing with acclaimed festival appearances accross the world and have appeared on high profile TV shows in the US:- Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Show with David Letterman. They have released three albums Cut Across The Land (2005), Neptune (2008) and Bruiser (2011).