The Duke, Detroit – ‘Summer’s Gone’

Whilst holding onto the faint hope of an Indian reprise, one is tempted to observe the title and muse, “ain’t it just”: this latest offering from The Duke, Detroit is a rather on point soundtrack to the current drift from light to shade. Ahead of forthcoming single ‘Delirious’, ‘Summer’s Gone’ is a further delve intoContinue reading “The Duke, Detroit – ‘Summer’s Gone’”

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The Duke, Detroit – Small Town Minded

Since forming in 2013, Troi Law, Dom Underwood and Jake Lawson, collectively known as The Duke, Detroit, have not only gained a positive reputation worldwide with their music, but they have also blended into the fashion world, through their work with various fashion photographers and stylists. Their new album, Small Town Minded, set to beContinue reading “The Duke, Detroit – Small Town Minded”

The Duke, Detroit – ‘Summer’s Come’

A slice of seasonal fare from the hotly tipped and recently relocated Dukes; apt for their new home in London anyway, if perhaps slightly ambitious for Glasgow 2015. In original form it’s in a similar vein to previous effort ‘Iconic’: a little more organic and guitary overall perhaps, but it’s recognisably them: for such aContinue reading “The Duke, Detroit – ‘Summer’s Come’”

The Duke, Detroit – ‘Iconic’

2015 has been a bit of a roll for me so far review-wise; recently C Duncan wowed with ‘Say’ and here ‘Iconic’ takes, ooh, three seconds to seduce. Fair old buzz about these young fellows and on this evidence of it’s easy to see why. This is good; very good. Without being in any wayContinue reading “The Duke, Detroit – ‘Iconic’”

Tracks of 2014

19 Atom Tree – ‘Sinner’ [Hotgem] The opening track of the Glasgow electronic trio’s latest EP, Clouds, introduced us to vocalist Julie Knox, who’s powerful and emotive voice slides brilliantly into Atom Tree’s deep synthpop, alerting people the trio on a much bigger scale than before, and rightfully so. 19 Call To Mind – ‘Breathe’Continue reading “Tracks of 2014”

The Duke, Detroit – ‘Accelerate’ [Deaf by Stereo]

The Duke, Detroit’s new single ‘Accelerate’ throws us, spinning and stumbling back in time to the mid-80s, through their use of prominent synth and keyboards. This accompanies start-stop vocals, which follow heartbeat-like drumming, until the chorus kicks in which, as the title suggests, causes the track to build and speed up. The Duke, Detroit takeContinue reading “The Duke, Detroit – ‘Accelerate’ [Deaf by Stereo]”