Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit originally began life as Solomon, under which name they had one release, a limited edition seven-inch single, on Black Cat Records. Then, following a name change, they put out their first record as The Duke Spirit on the City Rockers label in 2003 - this home-recorded seven-inch is known as the Darling, You're Mean EP after its title track. They released another EP, the six-track Rock, Spirit, Roll, which really started to attract them attention from the music press. They were working on an album intended for release in September 2004, but suffered a setback when City Rockers went out of business due to financial difficulties.

After a period of uncertainty about if and when they'd be able to release the album they'd been putting together, they signed to former NME editor James Oldham's Loog Records, and the album Cuts Across The Land was finally released in May 2005. This song, Dark is Light Enough, was originally released a year earlier, in May 2004.

Check out the Duke Spirit website for the usual news, tour info and suchlike - there's also a few songs to download, and you can buy all their available releases through the site too. Oh, and they have a MySpace page too... but then, who doesn't?

MP3: Dark Is Light Enough

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