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.
Tickets for the following dates are available via the band’s website.
10th Oct – Patterns – Brighton 12th Oct – Mama Roux’s – 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 29th Oct – London Calling – Amsterdam
Serenade is out on 14th October 2016 via Red Essential.