Another top in store for you folks, as we welcome the incredible THE DUKE SPIRIT to the store, and man…have we missed them! The new record is outstanding! Catch a listen in store now, as the staff have been playing the promo non-stop.
You can see the FREE ENTRY show at 7:00pm on Thursday 12th May (we’ll be opening our doors at 6:45pm, with a first in the queue, first to be let in policy….)
BUT…We offer you the chance to secure a comfortable spot at the in store by pre ordering the new recording ‘KIN’ HERE http://www.pieandvinyl.co.uk/?p=6455
You’ll then be invited to arrive earlier than advertised to collect your record, and grab a spot near the front. We will e mail you details near to the time of the event.
The guys will be signing the LP’s on the night. We’ll also sell a few CD’s of the new album also.
We’ve also invited the guys to speak with the professor in the ‘Pie Lab’, so expect a limited edition pie, with the ingredients chosen by the band themselves! Witty name to be decided and announced nearer the time:)
So get your supper at the show, and then tap your foot and synchronise your fork to mouth movements whilst your ears and belly harmonise together, and let THE DUKE SPIRIT blow you away…
FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/949143088466046/
ANYWAY – more info on the new record below.
The Duke Spirit – Kin – Pre order to guarantee entry, and a signed record – http://www.pieandvinyl.co.uk/?p=6455
The London 4-piece return with an album brimming with new sounds amid a vibrant energy, flecked with sublimely delicate, intimate spaces and recorded by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union / Cocteau Twins).
At the core is a deep respect for the frailty of life and the nobility that can be observed in death. Sonar, a highly emotional Liela Moss vocal, delivers a poignant goodbye to a loved one, framed by a magnificent circular guitar hook around which organs, bass and drums carry prayer and eulogy. There are some maverick guest appearances throughout the record, Mark Lanegan, Raymonde himself, longterm TDS collaborator Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey/Gallon Drunk) and old friend Sam Windett from Archie Bronson Outfit is here also to duet with Liela on the wiry post-punk vibes of Side By Side.
One of the many standouts on the album is Pacific, a hyper vigilant and introspective tale of travel and self-discovery, of the realisation that often silence is a better way to communicate than with words. Adding to the tension, a force that pulls you in deep throughout the album, is a beautiful melody at the start of the song played on the saw by Mara Carlyle who also lends her effortlessly fluid voice to this and Sonar.
Despite these cameos, this is about The Duke Spirit, who in ten glorious songs, have resurfaced effortlessly and quietly, with one of the most exhilarating albums of this year!