The Duke and the King @ The Basement, Nashville, Tenn

Friday, 14th August 2009

Before launching into "Union Street" at The Basement Monday night, Simone Felice of the Duke and the King said the song recalled a time when Genesis and Cyndi Lauper ruled his headphones.The tune, which is off the band’s new album Nothing Gold...

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The Duke & The King on WRD2

Wednesday, 12th August 2009

We wanted to bring you something a little bit special today, especially for those German speakers amongst you.A couple of weeks ago (July 21st) German Radio WDR 2 ran a feature on the Duke & The King's debut album "Nothing Gold Can Stay". We must...

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"All our days are just so many waves in the wind"

Tuesday, 11th August 2009

Erstwhile Felice Brothers Drummer/Vocalist Simon Felice, along with new cohort Robert ‘Chicken’ Burke have mined a rich vein of American storytelling for their debut album. (Their Moniker comes from some troublemaking Mark Twain...

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The Word

Tuesday, 11th August 2009

"Neil Young meets Marvin Gaye on the kind of record that cults are made of..."(click to zoom)

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Richmond Fontaine join WGC in Berlin

Tuesday, 11th August 2009

News came to us direct from the WGC camp this morning that;"Willard Grant Conspiracy is pleased to announce that the remarkable Richmond Fontaine will be joining us and the Doghouse Roses at Privat Club in Berlin in September."As if you needed...

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Champs Takeover!!

Tuesday, 11th August 2009

We are delighted to be able to announce the full details for Thursday night's Brick Lane TakeoverDanny and the Champions of the World will be play a half hour set at 93 Ft East between 5.50pm and 6.20pmThursday 13th August93Ft East, Brick Lane,...

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NYC's Mercury Lounge photos

Monday, 10th August 2009

The Duke & The King had their record release show at NYC's Mercury Lounge on Tuesday night for their new album "Nothing Gold Can Stay". The band is centered around the duo of Robert "Chicken" Burke and Simone Felice (of the Felice Brothers) and...

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Loose Playlist

Friday, 7th August 2009

This weeks playlist is a Loose HQ selection, taking in new releases from; The Dead Weather, White Denim and The Wave Pictures, plus Magnolia Electric Co, J. Tillman and Alela Diane.Listen nowWe wanted to include a track from Bill Callahan's new...

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Boston Globe

Thursday, 6th August 2009

Fans of American lit know the Duke and the King as the conniving scoundrels from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.’’ Fans of indie music will soon know the Duke & the King as the brilliant new pairing of Simone Felice and Robert Burke,...

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Still Believe

Thursday, 6th August 2009

Next Friday night (Aug 14th) see's Danny & The Champions of the World return to the Brixton Windmill for the August edition of there monthly residency "Still Believe".This month's night will have the champs take to the stage with the brilliant...

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Paste Magazine

Wednesday, 5th August 2009

Unpretentious Americana from folk royalty.The Duke and the King are best known for conning and manipulating their way downriver with Huck and Jim in Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the duo has inspired Simone...

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LA Times - Nothing Gold Can Stay

Tuesday, 4th August 2009

This new indie-roots duo takes its name from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," its album title from a Robert Frost poem, and its sound from early-'70s folkies such as Cat Stevens and Neil Young. As you might expect, there isn't much about...

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Brick Lane Takeover

Tuesday, 4th August 2009

On 13 August 2009 Macmillan Cancer Support will be taking over Brick Lane in East London and the surrounding area for there first ever music event - Macmillan's Brick Lane Takeover.Danny & The Champions of the World amongst a host of well-known...

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Duke & The King in the Mail

Friday, 31st July 2009

Named after two characters in Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckberry Finn, this New York due are hillbilly-rocker Simone Felice and one-time George Clinton sidekick Robert Burke. Wistful but never too melancholy, this charming debut harks back...

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Willard Grant Conspiracy playlist

Friday, 31st July 2009

This Friday afternoon we're kicking back at the Loose office.The records have all been mailed out, the plants watered and we even have the bands running the show! Robert Fisher of Willard Grant Conspiracy has kindly put together this week's...

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** BREAKING NEWS **

Friday, 31st July 2009

Happy Friday night folks, very happy to report that "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by The Duke and The King has been included in the longlist for this year's Uncut Music Award.There are 25 albums chosen by Uncut journalists that appear on the longlist...

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6Music record of the day

Thursday, 30th July 2009

The Duke & The King's Nothing Gold Can Stay is the BBC 6music' record of the day, so tune in to here album tracks all day.They have posted a full review below;Simone Felice and Robert 'Chicken' Burke adopted the names of two mischievous...

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Willard Grant Conspiracy announce new LP "Paper Covers Stone"

Thursday, 30th July 2009

Released 31st August, Paper Covers Stone is the ninth album from Willard Grant Conspiracy and a stark contrast to the full orchestration of 2008’s Pilgrim Road.Loose Records had a suggestion that we would like a new recording of songs from the...

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Feature: The Sun met The Duke & The King

Wednesday, 29th July 2009

Simone Felice grew up with brothers Ian and James in the shadow of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Their surroundings were rugged, uncompromising and beautiful. Music ran in the three boy’s veins. They formed a band called, not...

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Duke & the King Free Download

Monday, 27th July 2009

For any of you who are not customers or subscribers to the 7Digital mailing list, you can take advantage of an offer they are running and download The Duke & The King's "If you ever get famous" absolutely free.More here.

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The Sunday Times record of the week

Sunday, 26th July 2009

Nothing Gold Can Stay could hardly have had a sadder origin. Simone Felice, the drummer with the Felice Brothers, had been wondering for a while if it wasn’t time for a change when his girlfriend lost the baby they’d been expecting. With...

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The Independent: The Duke & The King

Friday, 24th July 2009

* * * * *This rootsy debut from The Duke & The King takes its own sweet time in ruminating on the past, which I suppose is only right and proper. Named after the pair of grifter conmen in The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, The Duke & The King...

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The King's playlist

Friday, 24th July 2009

The last in a week of special 'Duke & King' selected play-lists comes from 'The King' Robert Burke.Another soulful selection, with Sam Cooke and Stevie Wonder appearing again, plus gems from Etta James and Bob Dylan.You can listen to the...

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BBC London session

Thursday, 23rd July 2009

The Duke & The King (and The Deacon) stopped past the BBC Radio London studios to play a session for Robert Elms on their recent trip to the UK. (Broadcast 8th July)The band played a live version of 'If You Ever Get Famous' and talked the merits...

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July: Loose Stereo

Thursday, 23rd July 2009

This month we have album tracks from The Duke & The King and The Handsome Family for your listening pleasure, plus EXCLUSIVE FIRST PLAYS of new material from Danny & The Champions of the World from his new LP "Streets of our time", Willard Grant...

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