Bold and bluesy as ever The Duke Spirit return with their new album KIN which is out now.
Recorded in early 2015 in East London with long time collaborator and Producer Simon Raymonde, KIN signals a subtle shift in dynamic for the band. “Brimming with new sounds amid a vibrant energy, flecked with sublimely delicate, intimate spaces, and as such feels like a landmark recording for a band that are now in their 12th year” according to Raymonde.
The album features guest appearances from Mark Lanegan on the beautiful track Wounded Wing, Sam Windett (Archie Bronson Outfit), Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey/Gallon Drunk), Hackneys Deep Throat Choir, Mara Caryle, as well as some tender piano courtesy of Mr Raymonde.
We caught their instore performance at Southsea's Pie & Vinyl last night. It was well worth going out in the roasting heat for this show. Singer Liela Moss's delivery was spot on ... full of emotion she conveyed a sometimes beautifully haunting and their always epic full sound with sass. Their fuzzy full rock sound translates so well to an intimate instore performance as much as they would be at home on a grander stage. Their meandering blanket of noise was perfectly suited to the intimate setting. This really is a band that is versatile enough to bang out a cracking live show and a thoughtful intimate instore performance.
We highly recommend you check out KIN which is both introspective and highly engaging, if you get a chance to check them out live you should ... there really is nothing better than experiencing a well rounded band who gel so well together to deliver such an enchanting performance.
The Duke Spirit play Standon Calling & Boardmasters this year as well as a host of live dates.
October 2016 tour:
Brighton Patterns, 10
Birmingham Rainbow, 12
Leeds Brudenell Social Club, 13
Glasgow King Tuts, 14
Newcastle Think Tank, 15
Manchester Gorillia, 17
Nottingham Bodega, 18
Bristol Fleece, 19
London Scala, 20