All Hail the Duke Spirit

Artist:  The Duke Spirit
Album:  Neptune [Released Feb 2008]
File Under:  English Indie Rock
Recommended if You Like: Grungy garage rock a la Sonic Youth and P.J. Harvey
Featured Track:  The Step and the Walk

I’ve been a fan of The Duke Spirit since their first album, Cuts Across the Land, hit the US in 2005.  With their second release, Neptune, the band has clearly come of age.  The album is a seductive blend of lead singer Leila Moss’s bluesy-rock vocals and ferocious guitar riffs.   The songs, evoking images of sea gods and ships, are a journey of brooding intensity that, in the end, leaves me only to say… “All Hail The Duke Spirit.”  

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