Teenkicks: Duke & The King Live

Saturday, 13th June 2009

I believe The Duke And The King may have ruined concert going for me.Where do I go next? How do you top the thrill of seeing a band bursting at the seams with creative sparks and a kinship with the audience that bordered on familial (you know,...

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US Live dates

Saturday, 13th June 2009

The Duke & The King follow there Borderline (London, UK) show with a string of dates across the US in August.30th July -  Artpark, Lewiston, NY1st August - The Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY2nd August - Club Passim, Cambridge, MA3rd August - The...

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Handsome Family live session

Saturday, 13th June 2009

Ralph McClean had The Handsome Family in session last night on his Mclean's country program, chatting and playing songs from their new album 'Honey Moon'.You can listen again to show until this coming Friday at the follow link;Listen AgainTRACKS:...

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Sleepingwalking mag

Sunday, 7th June 2009

"I’ve have nothing to say / on Christmass day / when you threw all your toys in the snow…"One of the things I like the most about pop (and music in general), it the unbelieavable amount of fantasy and combinations you can get just putting...

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The Duke & The King live: July 8th

Saturday, 6th June 2009

Following on from there sold out live show at The Bush Hall, Loose are delighted to announce that The Duke & The King will be returning to the UK for another showcase before the release of there debut album "Nothing Gold Can Stay"."...released...

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Islington Academy, London 21/05/2009

Friday, 29th May 2009

There are a number of things that strike you immediately about the Smoke Fairies. Appearing from nowhere, with minimal fuss, to a smattering of polite applause, they don’t look like anyone’s idea of a kick-ass roots outfit. Two lithe,...

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Editor's Diary : The Duke And The King

Thursday, 28th May 2009

London Bush Hall, May 26 2009Uncut Editor Allan Jones was front and center for The Duke & The King's London show and wrote about the show on his blog.- - - - -The last time I saw Simone Felice anywhere near a London stage, he was hanging above...

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Handsomes pull a shift

Wednesday, 27th May 2009

The Handsome Family are going to work in Road Records (16B Fade Street, Dublin 2) next Tuesday 2nd June from 4.30pm until 6pm. They’ll be serving customers and doing their utmost to sell their own (and even other acts’) records."Honey Moon"...

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Faith Rewarded: The Duke and the King at Union Hall

Friday, 22nd May 2009

About 100 or so hardcore fans, friends and family of The Duke and the King watched the debut performance of the band at Union Hall in Brooklyn. They came to the show, mostly, without having any idea what the band would sound like, what kind of...

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Simone Felice book reading

Friday, 22nd May 2009

Whilst over on UK shores, Simone Felice will be not introducing his new line up 'The Duke & The King' but also stopping past the Book club boutique to read excerpts from his literary works.When: Monday, May 25th, 7pmWhere: The Book Club Boutique,...

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Dig [Defend Yourself]

Thursday, 21st May 2009

Husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks are The Handsome Family. Their most recent disc, Honey Moon, finds the Albuquerqueans in a deep Thoreauvian obsession with the three "L's" of country: lovin', leavin' and longin'.THIS ALBUM GOES FROM A...

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The Glasgow Herald

Tuesday, 19th May 2009

Tron Theatre, GlasgowGrab their attention with the opening line is good advice to any writer, be it novelist or songsmith. It's advice that Rennie Sparks, the lyric-writing partner of the Handsome Family, has taken to heart over the years, luring...

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Ralfe Band & Mr David Viner live this Thursday

Monday, 18th May 2009

A reminder that this Thursday night (21st May) Ralfe Band will be performing and being interviewed live for Beat Happening.The Beat Happening Sessions’ concept is simple: the band performs a live set, and then the writers of Beat Happening...

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Pennyblack Music

Friday, 15th May 2009

The Handsome Family have been making their own unique brand of Gothic Americana for over fifteen years now. Up until this, their eighth studio album, there hasn’t been much change musically in the world of the husband and wife duo of Brett and...

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Oprha Magazine

Friday, 15th May 2009

After two decades of marriage, love remains a strange and wild thing for Brett and Rennie Sparks, the country-folk duo known as the Handsome Family. On their new album, Honey Moon (Carrot Top), which marks their 20th anniversary, love is a thorny...

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DUKE & THE KING LIVE CD OFFER

Tuesday, 12th May 2009

On Tuesday 26th May The Duke & The King make there live UK debut with a showcase at London's Bush Hall.Available on the night will be the exclusive hand numbered, gatefold, double 7" Vinyl EP with, get this; A FREE FULL COPY OF THE FORTHCOMING...

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Interviewed in Chicago

Sunday, 10th May 2009

We grabbed some time in our green room with The Handsome Family to discuss the relationship at the core of their band, writing love songs, road trip music power dynamics and more.www.schubas.com

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State: Honey Moon

Thursday, 7th May 2009

For love songs, Rennie Sparks has said, "Triteness is really a problem." Sparks is half of the Handsome Family, with her husband Brett. Their songs have in the past tended to be more about aeroplane disasters and bloody killings – they’ve...

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If you ever get famous...

Tuesday, 5th May 2009

Filmed during there session for Woodstock WDST100, The Duke & The King play 'If You ever get famous' from the forthcoming LP Nothing Gold Can Stay

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www.adequacy.net

Sunday, 3rd May 2009

Having a successful marriage has to be one of the most rewarding joys we can share in life. Now, when you’re able to fulfill your craft through this partnership is surely another delight all on its own. Throughout their existence as a band,...

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The Handsome Family's Second Honeymoon

Saturday, 2nd May 2009

Here's a profile of the wonderful alt-country duo The Handsome Family that I wrote for SEE Magazine. I spoke to Rennie Sparks, who was lovably unpretentious and full of laughter through our entire conversation; her personality seems like the...

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The Duke & The King live in session

Friday, 1st May 2009

The Duke & The King will be attending the Woodstock (WDST 100.1) Studios this afternoon (Friday) for an exclusive live session. The band will be playing tracks from there forthcoming debut LP in one of there first live...

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VJCD184 - The Duke & the King - 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'

Friday, 1st May 2009

VJCD184 - 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'Released: July 20th 2009 * Press Release (pdf) - 680kb * Press Release (doc) - 308kbAlbum Cover1500 x 1500 / 1.5mbPlease click on the thumbnail to open the hi res image ...

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Handsome Family on Pitchfork

Thursday, 30th April 2009

Brett and Rennie Sparks have been recording together as the Handsome Family for 14 years now, but they've been married for 20. To mark their china anniversary, the couple are foregoing a retrospective of their seven studio albums (although...

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The Boss gets Loose

Wednesday, 29th April 2009

This month's Uncut Magazine has a big Bruce Springsteen feature, interview, cover plus a covermount CD.One of the topics covered is the "Walk In" music you may hear on Bruce Springsteen's current tour. We checked the full listing online and were...

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