ALBUM: The Duke Spirit – ‘Sky Is Mine’

Following on from their success last year with critically album KIN, The Duke Spirit bring us a new unearthly, raw album that delves into the subconscious with a mixture of psychedelic symphonies entwined with polished melodies. Speaking of Sky Is Mine, enigmatic front-woman and all-round icon, Leila Moss says, this album snapshots a palpitating heart that values above all things, life.”

What more could we ask for and what better an answer could we have. With hints of an intrinsic rock beat, the album starts on a fast, hedonistic pace with ‘Magenta’, which is expertly continued through each track, even into softer harmonies. ‘How Could How Come’ is one of the lighter tracks on the album; and, with these twists, the rock band show us their depth and commitment to their art, as well as their talent.

Sky is Mine brings a lease of life to the kaleidoscopic genre of blues-rock, with The Duke Spirit at the helm.

The band themselves rose up through the ranks after forming in 2003 and quickly gained notable prodigy with successful support slots aside major artists such as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, British Sea Power and Queens Of The Stone Age. Their sound resonates with fans of Wolf Alice and The Kills and, flashing a strong female force with a push of inspiring lyrics, their seasoned sound is set to only grow bigger.

Sky Is Mine is out now on Ex Voto Records.

Hannah Tinker