The Duke Spirit Announce New EP ‘Serenade’!

After the release of their critically acclaimed album KIN earlier this year, The Duke Spirit return with EP Serenade, released via Red Essential on 14th October 2016.

The single and title track Serenade premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and is also available to stream via the band’s Soundcloud page now.

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.

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