London four-piece The Duke Spirit return with their best material to date on their fourth album KIN, out now via Red Essential. The album is available to buy on iTunes (UK/Europe only) and Pledge Music (international).
The video for single Wounded Wing is available to watch now via The Duke Spirit’s Youtube channel.
KIN features ten diverse tracks that range from shimmering alt-indie anthems to delicate songs that cut deep. Recorded by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union / Cocteau Twins), the album explores the frailty of life and the nobility that can be observed by death.
In the space between the band’s last record Bruiser (2011) and their latest offering KIN, TDS have been through a myriad of juxtaposing life changes with Luke Ford (guitar / keys) preparing for the arrival of his first born child to front woman Liela Moss’ loss of her Step Mother in the same week. Life can present unmanageable grief and incredible joy and on KIN the band take us on a journey that balances the fine line between them both.
There are many guest appearances on the album; old friend Sam Windett from Archie Bronson Outfit duets with Liela on ‘Side By Side’ along with maverick appearances from Mark Lanegan, Simon Raymonde himself and longtime TDS collaborator Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey / Gallon Drunk).
Despite the impressive list of collaborators though, KIN is all about The Duke Spirit – emoting their experiences from their hearts and souls. These ten tracks are about the way life touches us all with its brutality but also with tender love and we emerge stronger, more aware and open to the road ahead.
The band have also announced that they will be hitting the road this autumn with a European tour. Tickets for the following dates are available via the band’s website (UK), Ticket Master (Germany) and FNAC (France).
10th Oct Patterns – Brighton 12th Oct – The Rainbow – Birmingham 13th Oct – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds 14th Oct – King Tuts – Glasgow 15th Oct – Think Tank – Newcastle 17th Oct – Gorilla – Manchester 18th Oct – The Bodega – Nottingham 19th Oct – The Fleece – Bristol 20th Oct – The Scala – London 23rd Oct – Hafenklang – Hamburg 24th Oct – Bi Nuu – Berlin 25th Oct – Kranhalle – Munich 27th Oct – Zoff – Düsseldorf 31st Oct – Point Ephemere – Paris
The Duke Spirit’s KIN is out now via Red Essential and available to buy on iTunes (UK/Europe only) and Pledge Music (international).