October 14, 2019

The King Dukes: Numb Tongues

The King Dukes have found a way to mix blues with soul, an almost forgotten art that somehow has managed to survive in their hometown Bristol. On their debut album Numb Tongues they strut with confidence (I Gotta Go and Kids Gloves) and ponder killing a girl's father during courtship (Caril-Ann). It's not all machismo however. Songs like the tender Dying Man and the lament Coming Right Back for Your Heart show the band's softer side.

With brass and bravado they are the band you hope to discover playing on the cramped stage of your favourite bar. Toe-tapping tunes that offer solace and joy simultaneously. The King Dukes swing and rock, a tight-knit unit powered by instant rapport and top-shelf musicianship.

The King Dukes:
Marc Griffiths: guitar, vocals
Dan Clibery: drums
Mandrake Fantastico: bass
Henry Slim: harmonica, Hammond organ
Joss Murray: trumpet
Rebecca Sneddon: tenor sax
Sarah Loveday-Drury: trombone
April Jackson: vocals

Numb Tongues is released (vinyl, CD, digital) via Paratone Records (UK) and QSounds Recording (Mainland Europe). Release date: October 25th.

  1. I Gotta Go
  2. Dying Man
  3. Kid Gloves
  4. Rub You the Right Way
  5. Caril-Ann
  6. I Guess Mondays (Aren't Gonna Be the Same Anymore)
  7. Keep on Living
  8. Marlo Cooper
  9. True True Love (feat. April Jackson)
  10. Coming Right Back for Your Heart
  11. Gone Gone Gone

Live dates:
  • 10/30 Bristol, UK @ The Old Duke
  • 12/07 Bristol, UK @ LeftBank Bristol
  • 12/18 Bristol, UK @ The Old Duke

» thekingdukes.com

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