Duke & The King on Day Trotter

Thursday, 10th September 2009

The superb (we don't use that lightly, they are quite superb) Day Trotter website has made available a session they recorded with the Duke & The King. The Day Trotter newsletter explains that "They'd come from Indianapolis and were running two...

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Willard Grant Conspiracy live in Glasgow

Wednesday, 9th September 2009

*  *  *  *  *SHORN of the large, grey-flecked beard which was once his trademark, Willard Grant Conspiracy's leader Robert Fisher cuts a less imposing figure these days. Where once he resembled a grizzled mountain man, now he's simply a...

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Willard Grant Conspiracy on BBC Radio Ulster

Monday, 7th September 2009

"Robert Fisher from The Willard Grant Conspiracy drops into the studio for a chat about the bands new album Papers Covers Stone which looks back on the Boston groups long career."You can listen again now until Friday (11th Sep) Listen Again...

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Testifying with American royalty

Friday, 4th September 2009

On their last trip to the UK shores, The Duke & the King spoke to The Guardian's James Medd. That interview ran in full in yesterdays paper.Are they a revivalist folk-soul band or a religious cult? Either way, this charismatic three-piece are on...

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Danny George Wilson Country Part II

Friday, 4th September 2009

Danny George Wilson Country Part IIFollowing on from last weeks brilliant '... Country part I' - Danny George Wilson this week has taken in heavy hitters in the forms of; Dinosaur Jr, Hold Steady, Uncle Tupelo with some absolute gems from Wilco,...

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The Duke & The King speak to NY1

Thursday, 3rd September 2009

The music group The Duke and the King recently played music off their first CD, "Nothing Gold Can Stay" at the City Winery in Manhattan. The band is a side project for Simon Felice, who ordinarily can be found in the roots rock alt-country Felice...

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Bow Your Head

Wednesday, 2nd September 2009

We want to bring to all of your collective attentions the new Mr David Viner video, "Bow Your Head"Dir: Jess Holder 

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BAM!

Tuesday, 1st September 2009

We're very happy to announce that the Duke & The King will play live at this years (BAM) Festival in Barcelona.Wednesday 23rd September, Barcelona (ES)More info here;www.myspace.com/festivalbam

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Paste Session

Monday, 31st August 2009

The Duke & The King have recorded an exclusive session Paste Magazine which you can watch in full on the paste website.The band played; for If You Ever Get Famous, Long May You Run, The Morning I Get To Hell and Scarecrow.

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Penny Black Music

Sunday, 30th August 2009

When a band starts reworking old material on album, it usually reveals a waning in creativity. The Willard Grant Conspiracy has, however, always been an unusual act. ‘Paper Covers Stone’, their eighth studio album, which is predominantly a...

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Rolling Stone Germany

Friday, 28th August 2009

The Duke & The King are hogging the latest issue of Rolling Stone Germany, with not only a glowing four star review for debut album "Nothing Can Stay Gold" but also top spot in the Critics charts.We have not translated the whole review, but we...

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Paper Covers Stone

Friday, 28th August 2009

Released this coming (bank Holiday) Monday (31st August) is the brand new album by California (Via Boston's) Willard Grant Conspiracy.Paper Covers Stone is available RIGHT NOW from the Loose Shop and ships with an exclusive CD copy of the "Trunk...

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Danny George Wilson Country Part I

Friday, 28th August 2009

We asked Danny George Wilson to put together this weeks Loose Playlist and he kindly obliged with the first part of his hand picked Country selections.Taking in Tim Hardin, Graham Nash, Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt and a couple of lesser...

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Loose Special: Ciao My Shining Star

Thursday, 27th August 2009

We posted news back in July about a forthcoming Mark Mulcahy tribute album, and we are delighted to bring you full details and a very special preview of that record.September 14th sees the release of Ciao My Shining Star by Various Artists.The...

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Ralfe Band Get In On The Abbey Road Act

Wednesday, 26th August 2009

Direct From Mojo:"CONSIDER IT A BONUS TRACK addition to our Abbey Road Now! CD, Ralfe Band's MOJO-endorsed cover of The Beatles' She Came In Through The Bathroom Window. Thanks to Ralfe Band who have allowed us to post the song in full...

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Across the Borders

Tuesday, 25th August 2009

ACROSS THE BORDERS: A two day celebration of americana and alt. folk in South Wales, 5th and 6th September 2009Richmond Fontaine, Vetiver, Willard Grant Conspiracy and Magnolia Electric Co. are just some of the big names coming to South Wales...

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Peter Bruntnell live dates

Monday, 24th August 2009

Peter Bruntnell has announced a couple more live dates for September, playing 13th September at the Stags Head (London's Hoxton) for "Come On Down And Meet The Folks" night.Later that week (17th) Peter Supports Richmond Fontaine at the Garage,...

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Greenman Playlist

Friday, 21st August 2009

Right now (in the sun unbelievably) scores and scores of good and wise folks are gathered in the Welsh countryside for three days of Psych, Folk, Indie, Dance and Americana across five stages. Now in it's seventh year, Greenman has a belting line...

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NPR Radio All Things Considered.

Thursday, 20th August 2009

Simone and Robert spoke to NPR radio for the All Things Considered program last week about the debut LP 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'.You can listen to the interview in full (plus live performance of 'One More American Song') on the player below.The...

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The Duke & The King

Wednesday, 19th August 2009

''What's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong and the wages is just the same.''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter. 16.It was inevitable that Jim and Huckleberry Finn would meet...

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Nothing Gold Can Stay

Wednesday, 19th August 2009

The devil has a Ferris wheel, to take you up and show you all the pretty ones dancing in the fires below. So say the Duke & The King, troubadours from the Catskill Mountains, and a group on my must hear list. The album is called "Nothing Gold Can...

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Rolling Stone Germany

Tuesday, 18th August 2009

Rolling Stone Germany have a very glowing review of the Duke & The King album in there latest issue.Any German/English translators out there, hit us back with a translation and there might be a prize in it for you!Rolling Stone Online.

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Slant: Duke & The King

Monday, 17th August 2009

The Duke & the King draw their nom de plume from two characters in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and they derive much of the downbeat tone of their debut, Nothing Gold Can Stay, from Simone Felice's recent, not-entirely-amicable departure...

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Simone speaks to Owl and Bear

Sunday, 16th August 2009

Poetic Memory is a regular Owl and Bear feature in which musicians disclose their influences—whether it’s albums, songs, artists, or something random. Joni Mitchell - Blue: Songs are like tattoos. My mother played this album when I was a...

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A Loose country playlist

Friday, 14th August 2009

It's play list Friday again and this week Loose takes a road-trip down a country highway to bring you a mix tape featuring; Tom Petty, J.J.Cale, Gaslight Anthem (appropriately running right into the Boss!) plus Hank Williams, Elvis and early...

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