The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit

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“…a stellar return.” - MOJO


“…powerful rock…” - Drowned in Sound


After the release of their critically acclaimed album KIN earlier this year, The Duke Spirit return with EP Serenade, out now via Red Essential.

KIN explored themes around the idea of loss but this time front woman Liela Moss says EP Serenade is “a collection of songs that share the sense of running out of time to fix things, fix people - they are a tide slipping away from fingers…”

This sentiment flows through each track but the weight of this theme is given The Duke Spirit’s light, ethereal touch as layers of sound give each track their signature shimmer, maintaining their signature poignant art rock sound.

Single ‘Serenade’ continues the musical ideas touched upon on KIN’s opener ‘Blue And Yellow Light’. Liela explains that “the part-drone, part-glissando effect of the MS20 synth infuses the track with something otherworldly.” Moss’ ethereal vocals float gently over pulsing synths as the lyrics command you to ‘wait’ to be serenaded. ‘Make It Alright’ tenderly crescendoes and bursts into a glistening verse full of beguiling spirit. ‘Steel Love’ and ‘Throw The Water On The Fire’ are more languid but maintain the band’s enchanting muscular sound.

The Duke Spirit will be on tour throughout October to promote the EP, a release that continues to prove The Duke Spirit are one of the UK’s most important, enduring indie rock acts - one with intelligence, heart and soul.

Serenade is out now via Red Essential.