A few months back we reported on the rather sad circumstance surrounding Simone Felice’s departure from HT faves The Felice Brothers (read his open letter for more details). The move has proved to be quite cathartic for the drummer/vocalist/novelist as he channeled his creative energies into a writing songs for a new project called The Duke & The King.
If Cat Stevens had headed to Woodstock during his 70s heyday he may have ended up with a album sounding close to the debut from The Duke & The King. The band, who mix Simone’s heartfelt, confessional lyrics with sweeping folk melodies, will release their debut album Nothing Gold Can Stay on Tuesday – marking the occasion with an album release show at New York’s Mercury Lounge. Let’s check out this incredible kitchen rehearsal performance of The Morning I Get To Hell…
The Duke & The King continue their tour through mid-August, and will then head across the pond for a string of UK dates in September.
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Caught the first show of their tour at The Colony Cafe this weekend and it was incredible! Great songs, great energy. Well worth checking out.