The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit Quick Links

News Pictures Video Music Festival Quotes RSS

The Duke Spirit's 'Monstrous' Album


The Duke Spirit Heaven 17 Kate Jackson Olly Murs Rick Rubin The Lion The Long Blondes Toddla T

The Duke Spirit's new album, 'Bruiser', is a "monstrous pagan devotional album."

'The Step and the Walk' rockers wanted to get away from the huge "wall of sound" they created on their first two albums, to have more space on the record, but without losing any power.

Speaking ahead of the group's performance at the Tramlines festival in Sheffield, Northern England, singer Liela Moss said: "I guess this is our like, monstrous pagan devotional album.

Continue reading: The Duke Spirit's 'Monstrous' Album

Heaven 17 Headline Tramlines


Heaven 17 David Bowie Marc Bolan Martyn Ware Ms Dynamite Nerina Pallot The Duke Spirit

Heaven 17 closed the first day of the Tramlines festival last night (22.07.11).

The 'Temptation' synth pop group played a nostalgic set, packed with their hits in the main square of their home city in Northern England.

Despite a little light drizzle over the open-air Nokia stage, spirits were high as Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory took to the stage.

Continue reading: Heaven 17 Headline Tramlines

Live At Leeds 2011

The Duke Spirit - Saturday 30th April 2011 at Live At Leeds Leeds, England

The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit, Kusama EP Review


The Duke Spirit are somewhat of an enigma when it comes to measuring success against the quality of their output. Since forming in 2003 The Duke Spirit have produced two very good albums, 'Cuts Across The Land' and 'Neptune'. Both have been equally consistent in quality and individuality. They have been lovingly crafted by the band, and some of the best names in the business (Simon Raymonde/Flood). Each album is full of energy and vibrancy. Both albums contained some stunning stand out tracks, 'Into The Fold', 'Dog Roses', 'My Sunken Treasure', 'Cuts Across' and 'Bottom Of The Sea' among the best.

So why are a "London based" band still relatively unknown here? Aside from being granted the odd spin on 6Music (Huey even had to join the bands mailing list to get the new single) or Radcliffe & Maconie (Soon to be one in the same) The Duke Spirit still seem to be more appreciated in America. Having performed at various big festivals events such as Coachella, as well as some high profile TV shows; Jay Leno, David Letterman and Henry Rollins among them, it would seem that for once our kin from the colonies have accepted/understood/got a band before we have. (shocking)

Continue reading: The Duke Spirit, Kusama EP Review

The Duke Spirit Announce New Album Release

By on 27 January 2009

The Duke Spirit Jerry Lee Lewis Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood

The Duke Spirit have announced they will release a new album in conjunction with a major US retailer.

From February 24th, the album will be available exclusively at Target alongside a new clothing collection McQ Alexander McQueen which features designs based on lead singer LIELA MOSS's clothes.

"I am ecstatic to be an aspect of Alexander McQueen's work," Moss said in a statement.

"I have always been fascinated by the way he brings the raw, symbolic beauty of the natural world sharply into play with a regal, noble, architectural force."

She added that THE DUKE SPIRIT and McQueen follow similar themes at times.

The album will feature ten tracks, including some which are previously unheard in the US.

Other musical offerings from the group include NEPTUNE and CUTS ACROSS THE LAND, while Liela has recorded backing vocals for Jerry Lee Lewis' latest album.

Liela was given the chance to perform on the album after Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood attended a DUKE SPIRIT concert in Los Angeles.

Continue reading: The Duke Spirit Announce New Album Release

Liela Records With Rock Legends

By on 14 January 2009

The Duke Spirit Bob Dylan Jerry Lee Lewis Neil Young Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood

Frontwoman of The Duke Spirit, Liela Moss, has been discussing her impromptu recording session with some legendary names in music.

The singer revealed she recently sang backing vocals on a forthcoming album by rock n roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis.

Furthermore, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Neil Young'S bassist Ricky Rosas and Bob Dylan'S drummer Jim Keltner were also in the studio for the session.

Writing to BBC 6 Music about the experience, Leila said: "Last Wednesday night (7 January) I got phoned up be some people in the USA, who look after Jerry Lee Lewis, and got asked to fly over to Memphis to sing backing vocals on a few songs on the session they were about to record."

Liela had been suggested after Ronnie Wood attended a DUKE SPRIT show in Los Angeles, which resulted in her travelling across three cities to get to the studio in Memphis.

"Mental. Legends. Jerry Lee - still got it. It was so ace I just had to tell because I’m so excited," she added.

The new album by Jerry Lee is scheduled for release later this year.


Continue reading: Liela Records With Rock Legends

Liela Records With Rock Legends


The Duke Spirit Bob Dylan Jerry Lee Lewis Neil Young Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood

Frontwoman of The Duke Spirit, Liela Moss, has been discussing her impromptu recording session with some legendary names in music.

The singer revealed she recently sang backing vocals on a forthcoming album by rock n roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis.

Furthermore, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Neil Young'S bassist Ricky Rosas and Bob Dylan'S drummer Jim Keltner were also in the studio for the session.

Writing to BBC 6 Music about the experience, Leila said: "Last Wednesday night (7 January) I got phoned up be some people in the USA, who look after Jerry Lee Lewis, and got asked to fly over to Memphis to sing backing vocals on a few songs on the session they were about to record."

Liela had been suggested after Ronnie Wood attended a DUKE SPRIT show in Los Angeles, which resulted in her travelling across three cities to get to the studio in Memphis.

"Mental. Legends. Jerry Lee - still got it. It was so ace I just had to tell because I’m so excited," she added.

The new album by Jerry Lee is scheduled for release later this year.


Continue reading: Liela Records With Rock Legends

New American Music Union - Day 2

The Duke Spirit Saturday 9th August 2008 New American Music Union - Day 2 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit Perform Supporting Duran Duran At The NIA

The Duke Spirit and Duran Duran - Luke Ford Birmingham, England - The Duke Spirit perform supporting Duran Duran at the NIA Monday 7th July 2008

The Duke Spirit and Duran Duran
The Duke Spirit and Duran Duran
The Duke Spirit and Duran Duran
The Duke Spirit and Duran Duran
The Duke Spirit and Duran Duran
The Duke Spirit and Duran Duran
The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit Quick Links

News Pictures Video Music Festival Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.