The Duke Spirit – New Single, Headline Tour, Album Soon…

London five-piece The Duke Spirit return with a new single and headline tour this May. The group – whose debut mini-album came out last year to much acclaim (reaching NME’s Albums of The Year and prompting many critics to tip them for 2004) – unleash “Dark Is Light Enough” on the Loog label on May 31st.

“Dark Is Light Enough” will be made available on CD and Limited edition white vinyl 7″, with tracklisting on each format as follows:

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  • Dark Is Light Enough
  • You Were Born Inside My Heart
  • Boot Hill (demo)

7″ (ltd white7″):

  • A: Dark Is Light Enough
  • B: Howling Self (live)

Meanwhile, The Duke Spirit are keeping very busy indeed, having just finished touring with British Sea Power and The Vines before embarking on their own headline dates. There’ll be festival appearances aplenty through the summer, before the release of the band’s Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins)-produced debut album “proper” in September. Headline Duke Spirit live dates, then, are as follows:


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  • Sun 23 – Manchester Roadhouse
  • Mon 24 – Newcastle Uni
  • Tue 25 – Glasgow King Tuts
  • Fri 28 – Liverpool Uni
  • Sat 29 – Oxford Zodiac

THE DUKE SPIRIT are Liela Moss (vocals, harmonica), Luke Ford (guitar, vocals), Toby Butler (bass), Dan Higgins (guitar, keyboards) and Olly Betts (drums).


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