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01 :: JUNE :: 2012

LIELA SINGS FOR NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS ON
NEW JOHN HILLCOAT MOVIE 'LAWLESS' SOUNDTRACK


Warren Ellis, Liela Moss, Nick Cave, Brighton UK, June 2011...

Last summer Liela had the pleasure of sitting beside Cave at his piano to learn a few harmonies

to add to the demos for a movie score. Turns out he loved Moss's tone so kept them in the final

soundtrack, alongside Emmylou Harris and many more fine guests. Read on, and reserve your

seats at the cinema for Lawless this August. More information can be found here.


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01 :: JUNE :: 2012

CASTRATII



News of another tantilising collaboration. Moss got the call to adventure out into the Australian

countryside to explore some tracks by Sydney's Slowcore stars, CASTRATII.

The result is a fistful of duets on their forthcoming album and right here on new single Kingdom.

Click here to find it now, if you haven't already heard it as it bleeds and froths from Australian radio

like a wound.

Be not afraid and enjoy!

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01 :: JUNE :: 2012

 

U.S. HEADLINE TOUR STARTS TONIGHT IN SAN DIEGO! HACIENDA ON BOARD...MINNEAPOLIS ADDED...

The Duke Spirit's headline U.S. tour starts tonight in San Diego at The Casbah.

Scream Spirit Scream



JUNE 1 SAN DIEGO - CASBAH TICKETS
JUNE 3 LOS ANGELES - ECHOPLEX TICKETS
JUNE 4 SAN FRANCISCO - SLIM'S TICKETS
JUNE 6 PORTLAND - STAR THEATER TICKETS
JUNE 7 SEATTLE - NEUMO'S TICKETS
JUNE 10 MINNEAPOLIS - TRIPLE ROCK TICKETS
JUNE 11 CHICAGO - LINCOLN HALL TICKETS
JUNE 12 DETROIT - THE CROFOOT TICKETS
JUNE 13 CLEVELAND - GROG SHOP TICKETS
JUNE 15 BOSTON - BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL TICKETS
JUNE 16 NEW YORK CITY - HIGHLAND BALLROOM TICKETS

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28 :: MAY :: 2012

'GLORIOUS' - THE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO OUT TODAY!


'Glorious' sleeve image: Stefan Willhoit

 

The brand new Duke Spirit single 'Glorious' is out TODAY.

Initially available to buy exclusively via The Duke Spirit website, CLICK HERE to get yourself a copy!

Also be one of the first to see the new video for 'Glorious', filmed and directed by Kid Acne & Dscreet, on the Rolling Stone website HERE.

We recorded Glorious in London just before heading out on tour with Janes Addiction and called on the great Catherine Marks (PJ Harvey,

Depeche Mode, Interpol) for mix duty at the legendary 'Assault & Battery' Studio.
 

The accompanying video was conceived by cult Sheffield street artist Kid Acne. Directed by fellow artist and co-conspirator Dscreet, the film

features excerpts from Kid Acne's 'Stabby Women' film series.

Kid Acne began painting graffiti at the age of twelve inspired by its infinite scale, colour and immediacy.

The man himself continues to paint epic slogans in wheatpastes and rap-sprays from New York to Azerbaijan and he still has acne.


Picture: Jennifer Tzar

The Duke Spirit's U.S. Tour continues throughout June culminating in a highly-anticipated return to NYC

with a performance at the Highland Ballroom on June 16th.

Full details on all of the upcoming dates below.

JUNE 1 SAN DIEGO - CASBAH TICKETS
JUNE 3 LOS ANGELES - ECHOPLEX TICKETS
JUNE 4 SAN FRANCISCO - SLIM'S TICKETS
JUNE 6 PORTLAND - STAR THEATER TICKETS
JUNE 7 SEATTLE - NEUMO'S TICKETS
JUNE 10 MINNEAPOLIS - TRIPLE ROCK TICKETS
JUNE 11 CHICAGO - LINCOLN HALL TICKETS
JUNE 12 DETROIT - THE CROFOOT TICKETS
JUNE 13 CLEVELAND - GROG SHOP TICKETS
JUNE 15 BOSTON - BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL TICKETS
JUNE 16 NEW YORK CITY - HIGHLAND BALLROOM TICKETS

The next Kid Acne solo exhibition is:
'Stand & Deliver' at C.A.V.E Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, CA
June 30th - July 21st


www.thedukespirit.com
www.facebook.com/thedukespirit
www.kidacne.com


Picture: Jennifer Tzar

 

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31 :: MARCH :: 2012

RECORD STORE DAY 2012

RECORD STORE DAY 2012 is almost upon us. Saturday April 21st is the
designated day this time around.

First off. RECORDS RULE. For those of you who don't know about this glorious
event - it is a once a year celebration of the sweet 'black stuff' which has warmed
all our souls, put together by its dealers - the mighty independent Record Stores
who've managed to keep us on a steady dose while those around may have crumbled.

CLICK HERE for the Record Store Day site to find out more....

Once again RECORDS RULE.

Our first experience of the magical RSD was playing in a car park out the back of an ace
little Punk Rock store in Lexington, Kentucky on a sticky spring day a few years ago.

This year we'll be playing an afternoon show at RISE RECORDS in Bristol. The good
people from our label Fiction will be working the store for the day and other Fiction
artists will be exhibiting artwork and DJ'ing on the day too.

There's many many exclusive and one off releases happening that day available in stores all over
and we'll be throwing something pretty special in there too in the form of a live LP we recorded
in Dresden, Germany,  this winter, housed in a pretty sick sleeve featuring an amazing 4 horned
Ram illustration by the great London artist and metal crusader FRENCH... See below...

31 :: MARCH :: 2012

THE DUKE SPIRIT 'DRESDEN LIVE' - VINYL LP RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE



Recorded during a snowladen winter tour of Europe 2011, The Duke Spirit play tracks from all
3 of their critically acclaimed albums. An incendiary and sensual performance in Dresden is
captured here on vinyl, with original cover illustration from artist French as a unique, ltd ed.
souvenir for Record Store Day 2012.

Tracklisting:

A:
The Step & The Walk
Win Your Love
Cherry Tree
Don’t Wait
Villain

B:
Surrender
Running Fire
Sweet Bitter Sweet
Bodies
Love Is An Unfamiliar Name

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31 :: MARCH :: 2012

U.S. HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED

Yes indeed.
The run of headline shows of we which we talked in our last post has now come together.

Right off the back of our Southern sojourn with Jane's Addiction we'll be taking all things Duke
and all things Spirit out and into the hearts of the following great cities in the following great
clubs on the following dates.

We'll be seeing ya.

JUNE 1 SAN DIEGO - CASBAH BUY TICKETS
JUNE 3 LOS ANGELES - ECHOPLEX BUY TICKETS
JUNE 4 SAN FRANCISCO - SLIM'S BUY TICKETS
JUNE 6 PORTLAND - STAR THEATER BUY TICKETS
JUNE 7 SEATTLE - NEUMO'S BUY TICKETS
JUNE 11 CHICAGO - LINCOLN HALL BUY TICKETS
JUNE 12 DETROIT - THE CROFOOT BUY TICKETS
JUNE 13 CLEVELAND - GROG SHOP BUY TICKETS
JUNE 15 BOSTON - BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL BUY TICKETS
JUNE 16 NEW YORK CITY - HIGHLAND BALLROOM BUY TICKETS

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SPIRIT SUPPORT JANE'S ADDICTION IN U.S. THROUGH MAY

So, what next?

The latest news is that throughout May we will be weaving across America's south
to open for Jane's Addiction! Some words from Liela....

What??...I am actually freaked-out by this fact, as it just seems too weird to end up
doing such a thing...I got into them when I was a bit too young to understand the
full reach of their acid-punk sexual delirium at the age of 12, but some skater friends of mine
had the band name written in tippex all over their back packs and so intrigued, I bought
the live 'XXX' on cassette as it was the first thing I could find. Blew my head off.

Then I saved up for Ritual de lo Habitual, spent half a year with it on repeat until I got hold
of Nothing's Shocking, by which time my hormones were raging and the band's
songs were the soundtrack to every emerging fantasy of mine, along with getting me through
my art homework which, of course, would involve trying to recreate naked
Siamese twins in paper mache...

I would NEVER have believed I would see them play a show, let alone share their stage.

Looks like their theatre tour is going to be more like an annual Medieval Fair, with dancers,
artists, tattooists, bakers butchers and candlestick makers all setting up stalls...
cannot be missed XX Liela


Here's the full list of dates with JA...These shows will then be followed by some Spirit
headline shows....more news on that very very soon....

05/07 - Lila Cockrell Theatre - San Antonio, TX - BUY TICKETS
05/09 - Bayou City Event Center - Houston, TX - BUY TICKETS
05/10 - McFarlin Theater - Dallas, TX - BUY TICKETS
05/12 - Bass Concert Hall - Austin, TX - BUY TICKETS
05/15 - HOB - Lake Buena Vista, FL - HOB - BUY TICKETS
05/16 - Florida Theater - Jacksonville, FL - BUY TICKETS
05/18 - Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre, FL - BUY TICKETS
05/19 - Ruth Eckard Hall - Clearwater, FL - BUY TICKETS
05/22 - Memorial Auditorium- Raleigh, NC - BUY TICKETS
05/23 - Ovens Auditorium - Charlotte, NC - BUY TICKETS
05/25 - Tennessee Theater - Knoxville, TN - BUY TICKETS
05/29 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO - BUY TICKETS
05/30 - Kiva Auditorium - Albuquerque NM - BUY TICKETS
05/31 - Tucson Music Hall - Tucson, AZ

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21 :: MARCH :: 2012

BERGENFEST 2012

We'll then be playing our first ever show in Norway at BERGENFEST 2012!
More information and Tickets links are HERE. Rock those Fjords.

All of these dates and all of our other upcoming shows and Festivals can
be found by clicking HERE.

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18 :: MARCH :: 2012

BACK HOME

Just back from our latest patrol around the UK and parts of Europa.

Short & sharp, an incandescent little R&R journey out of the Winter and
into Springtime, thanks to all who made it out. You were as magnificent as ever.

A few pictures from the tour can be found on our PICTURE GALLERY and we've
been throwing out notes and pictures on Foursquare and
Instagram (@thedukespirit) for anyone interested in Spirit-spying...

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04 :: MARCH :: 2012

REMIX EP OUT IN UK TODAY!

The Duke Spirit REMIX EP is released through itunes in the UK today. The roll
call is below. CLICK HERE for more details...

PROCESSION - GARY NUMAN MIX
CHERRY TREE - SONOIO MIX
BODIES - BLACK ONASSIS MIX
DON'T WAIT - LOOSE MEAT MIX
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03 :: MARCH :: 2012

CAMERAS GO!

Glasgow...on our way...Leeds - Manchester - you did good - Remember to post any
grand photographs grabbed at any of the shows onto our  Facebook Wall or email to
thedukespirittombola@gmail.com....our favourite gets the sweet stuff x

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03 :: MARCH :: 2012

'ON TRACK VINYL' EP AVAILABLE ON TOUR

 The vinyl EP we cut for the Channel 4  'ON TRACK' show finally arrived....
200 pressingls ONLY in existence....including the cover of Motorhead's
DAMAGE CASE....available at the Spirit merchandise desk on tour throughout
March ye little devils...

28 :: February :: 2012

GARY NUMAN REMIX FREE FOR 24hrs!

Bruiser has been re-routed and re-imagined by some indomitable characters
of late. A remix EP is out on itunes from this Sunday but for 24hrs only you
can download Gary Numan's mix of Procession for free over at ARTROCKER.

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23 :: February :: 2012

THE TRADES CLUB

Show confirmed the for AUGUST 25th at THE TRADES CLUB,
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. TICKETS ON SALE NOW

15 :: February :: 2012

GARY NUMAN REMIX OF PROCESSION ON ROLLING STONE

Electronic Warlord/Dystopian Futureman Mr Gary Numan's
remix of The Duke Spirit's Procession is up on the ROLLING STONE
Website today....whoah...

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15 :: February :: 2012

SWISS SHOW ADDED TO TOUR

A  Headline show on MARCH 16th at GARE DE LION
in WIL, SWITZERLAND has been added to the upcoming
European dates.


08 :: February :: 2012

SECRET GARDEN PARTY 2012 CONFIRMED

The Duke Spirit are among the bands confirmed for
THE SECRET GARDEN PARTY FESTIVAL  in the UK
on 19-22nd July 2012.

[TICKETS AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE]

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07 :: February:: 2012

BRUISER DELUXE EDITION OUT IN U.S. TODAY

The latest Spirit Long Playing album Bruiser is finally available in physical
form TODAY in the U.S. with some sweet additions swinging from it's horns.

As we approach the end of the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, the
transformative new age that the Maya predicted, Bruiser has been
re-routed and re-imagined by some indomitable characters in the form
of 4 clattering and mystifying remixes, all of which are included on the
BRUISER DELUXE CD. 

BUY NOW
BRUISER CD

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31 :: January :: 2012

LONDON KOKO - CAMERAS GO

Tickets for The Duke Spirit's show at London's KOKO are available right HERE.

We're going to be giving away some special personalised Spirit treasure to whoever
mails us the best photograph of the night.... in fact, if you take a shot from any of
the upcoming shows on the UK & European Tour, let us see them for a chance to win
something delectable!

All you need to do is snap a picture you are profoundly proud of, whatever shape that
takes, on the night of the show that you attend and mail it to thedukespirittombola@gmail.com
or post it on our Facebook Wall letting us know your name and where you took the shot.
Simple.

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31 :: January :: 2012

THE GREAT BRITISH PUB



Is a beautiful thing indeed. Here is Liela discussing Victorian boozers
and their links to Orwellian theories, in a feature for The Guardian
newspaper...Check it HERE

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