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#songoftheday / REVIEW: The Duke Spirit – “Blue And Yellow Light”

The Duke Spirit’s last album was 2011’s Bruiser, a superb alt rock album if ever there was one, and we’ve been wanting more ever since the 5oth time we listened to it, maybe sooner.  You get the idea.  We’ve been wanting more from this London-based band for a few years now and we were quite happy when we saw their Facebook post about their brand new song and video, “Blue And Yellow Light,” which they’ve just unveiled today.  “I want to study you for a while,” sings Liela Moss, sounding sultry and curious, showing her softer side here.  As she sways about, dancing in the video, you’re going to find yourself wanting to do the same, this even if you have a no dancing policy for yourself.  (Obviously, a song can’t force you to dance, but it will at least tempt you.)

While “Blue And Yellow Light” isn’t exactly what we’d call shoegaze, there’s definitely an element of that here as the guitars whirl around beautifully, casting a dizzying spell, during the downtempo ballad.  According to their Facebook page, guitarist Toby Butler is now handling bass duties as well and his playing here is outstanding and especially shines during the verses when there are no guitars, just his bass, Liela’s vocals and Olly ‘The Kid’ Betts’s drumming.

Suffice to say we want even more new music from the band.  If “Blue And Yellow Light” is any indication, their new album is going to be grade A stuff.

The Duke Spirit Official Site: http://thedukespirit.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedukespirit

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Paris365

An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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