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The Duke Spirit announce new LP and UK tour (2011)

Story by Jack Foley

THE Duke Spirit have announced details of their new album and a UK tour.

Bruiser, the band’s third album, will be released on May 18.

Says singer Liela Moss: “We put the songs on a diet to make them sonically more articulate, left the white noise in the changing room and made sure every sound was tough, graceful and deftly placed to let the vocals soar and the guitar solos stand up.”

The band will also follow their recent sold-out UK dates with another headline tour to coincide with the album’s release.

Kicking off on May 16 in Nottingham, the band conclude the tour 14 dates later in Brighton and include at least two stops in London.

Tickets are on sale now.

The Duke Spirit live dates are (all 2011):

1 – London Brixton Academy (supporting Unkle)

1 – Live At Leeds Festival
16 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17 – York Duchess
18 – London The Dome
19 – Northampton Roadmenders
21 – Cambridge St Paul’s Church
22 – Lancaster Library
23 – Manchester Academy 3
25 – Glasgow King Tuts
26 – Newcastle The Cluny
27 – Birmingham HMV Institute
31 – Liverpool Mojo

1 – Bristol Thekla
2 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
3 – Brighton Audio

21 – London Scala