Duke Special – ‘Freewheel’ (CD Review)

FreewheelAs piano-led soft pop-rock goes Duke Special’s ‘Freewheel’ is a fine definition of the subgenre. The strings are there to pull on your heartstrings as they swell for the chorus, contrasting the lack of emotion in the breakdown.

Basically it is a fairly by-the-numbers affair that begins to grate very quickly.

Label : V2
Release Date : 2 February 2007
Website : www.dukespecial.com

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Duke Special has announced a 16-date UK tour for February – his first ever full-band, headline shows. Including Londons ULU on February 21st the full list of dates is:

February
6th LIVERPOOL, The Barfly
7th NEWCASTLE, Cluny
8th EDINBURGH, Cabaret Voltaire
9th GLASGOW, King Tuts
10th STOCKTON, Georgian Theatre
11th LEEDS, Faversham
13th BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club
14th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
15th BRISTOL, Thekla Social
16th NORWICH, Arts Centre
17th BRIGHTON, Duke Of York’s
19th NOTTINGHAM, Social
20th MANCHESTER, Matt & Phreds
21st LONDON, ULU
22nd OXFORD, Zodiac
28th BELFAST, Ulster Hall

March
1st DERRY, Nerve Centre

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