She’s clearly stoked that they’re functioning as a band again. ” she exclaims with the kind of peppy abandon of someone who’s immensely proud of their achievement.
It's clear that they worship PJ Harvey (especially on "Win Your Love"), Patti Smith, and the Velvet Underground -- influences that are pretty much the touchstones for any cool, tough-sounding band with a powerful frontwoman.One such are the Duke Spirit, who have matured at a stately pace over some eight years.During that time, the London-based quintet have encountered disillusion, near-termination and countless setbacks, and yet they finally arrive at our door next Monday with a debut album, Cuts Across the Land, which is all the stronger for its gruelling genesis."But when you're young, you just start making music with whoever's up for it. Solomon was how best we could express ourselves given who we were with.premieres above, the British blues-rock group invited friend and artist Kid Acne to collaborate on a darkly ritualistic vision that perfectly mirrors the band's raw, nervy aesthetic.