The Duke Spirit will be premiering brand new songs during select shows in New York and LA in the coming weeks. The rock band, fronted by the fierce and enigmatic front-woman Liela Moss, is crossing the Atlantic for select appearances. The Duke Spirit are scheduled to co-headline the KCRW Halloween Masquerade Costume Ball on October 30 in LA before heading cross country for a special performance at Santos Party House in NYC on November 3.
These shows will be fans first opportunity to hear the London quintet’s bold new material before a free three-track EP, entitled Kusama, is released exclusively via iTunes on December 7. Kusama will be available across all digital platforms on December 21 and the full length album is due for release in February 2011 on Shangri-La Music. Download new song “Everybody’s Under Your Spell” via thedukespirit.com now!
Known for commanding not only the attention of the music community but the fashion world as well, The Duke Spirit will also play at a private event for Levi’s on November 4. The band was most recently in NYC during Spring Fashion Week, where they played at the Y-3 Adidas show. Designer Philip Lim has cited Leila Moss as his “modern muse” and the late Alexander McQueen was so enchanted by Moss and her style that she served as the inspiration for McQ for Target, his 2009 fashion line for the retail outlet.
The Duke Spirit’s forthcoming 2011 album will be the first release since 2008’s Neptune (Shangri-La Music) which garnered the band critical praise and brought the band into millions of living rooms across America with TV performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly. The Los Angeles Times has said of their live shows, “The British quintet plays ragged soul-punk with an absolute firecracker of a lead singer,” and SPIN called their music, “Fully loaded Jesus and Mary Chain-fried fuzz.” Moss’s commanding stage presence is truly unmatched; her all but swaggering demeanor, striking looks and heart wrenching (and heartfelt) voice leaves crowds in the palm of her hand.
Watch this electrifying live footage video to new track “Everybody’s Under Your Spell”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn2pG4DPPa8
US Dates in Full:
October 30, 2010 Los Angeles, CA @ Park Plaza – KCRW Halloween show
November 3, 2010 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
November 4, 2010 New York, NY @ LEVI’s event (invitation only)
The Duke Spirit are: Liela Moss (Vocals), Luke Ford (Guitar), Toby Butler (Guitar), Marc Sallis (Bass) and Olly Betts (Drums)