DUKE GARWOOD ANNOUNCES HEAVY LOVE

Signs to Heavenly Recordings
New album Heavy Love released 9th February 2015
Reveals video and title track which features Savages’ Jehnny Beth on vocals
+ Live Dates

“I met Duke at The Luminaire. He was playing sweet ballads with a tint of free-jazz; his voice was thin and full, like a Chet Baker turned into a midnight wolf. The first question was ‘who is this guy’?” Jehnny Beth (Savages)

You should know Duke Garwood. As it is, his soulful, stripped-bare sound has been under your nose this entire time. Until now, he’s been a ghost-like presence at gatherings of some the world’s biggest rock stars-turned-his closest friends, and an unassuming continent-hopper trying to find his way in the world. But that’s all set to change with the ink just dry on a new record deal with Heavenly Recordings and Heavy Love – his brand new album due for release on 9th February which looks set to thrust Garwood into the spotlight he so thoroughly deserves.

Savages singer Jehnny Beth has been a long-term admirer and it’s her delicate vocals that appear on Heavy Love’s haunting title-track, where you can hear now on the new video made by Garwood and famed rock photographer Steve Gullick below:

“When I was young and pretty, I could’ve become a star,” reveals Garwood. “Luckily, I didn’t have any inkling to. I didn’t know what I was doing; I wanted to play music the way I wanted it to be played. That probably saved my life”.

Truer to his muse than ever before, Heavy Love (recorded in Josh Homme’s Pink Duck studio in Los Angeles with Alain Johannes (QOTSA) and Mark Lanegan at the helm) brilliantly explores this magical artist’s auteurist, cinematic vision – it’s dark, mystical and erotic sound returns Garwood’s music to the elements, to his mad blues, the unhurried grooves and desert slithers, and his spectral, past-midnight burr.

Capturing a musician at his peak, and one who has embarked upon the kind of character-building, detour-strewn route known only by the greatest artists and vagabonds. Garwood has formed deep connections with great musicians – from similarly quixotic souls Mark Lanegan (who Garwood collaborated with on the 2013 album, Black Pudding), Seasick Steve and Josh T. Pearson – to distant legends Tinariwen and The Master Musicians Of Jajouka. 

Live dates:

21st January             Slaughtered Lamb, London
24th January             The Trades Club – Heavenly Recordings Weekend, Hebden Bridge
28th January             Shepherds Bush Empire, London*
16th February           Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg*
17th February           Postbahnhof, Berlin*
18th February           Pogresja, Warsaw*
19th February           Fabryka, Krakow*
20th February           Lucerna Music Bar, Prague*
21st February            Freiheiz, Munich*
23rd February           A38, Budapest*
24th February           Dom Omladine, Belgrade*
25th February           MKC, Skopje*
26th February           Maximus, Kotor*
27th February           Lauba, Zagreb*
28th February           Kino Siska, Ljubljana*
1st March                   Scene Wien, Vienna*
3rd March                  Estragon Club, Bologna*
4th March                  Orion, Rome*
5th March                  Alcatraz, Milan*
6th March                  Dynamo, Zurich*
7th March                  L’alhambra, Paris*
8th March                  Krakatao Club, Bordeaux*
10th March                Sala Bikini, Barcelona*
11th March                Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao*
12th March                Joy Eslava, Madrid*
13th March                Hard Club, Porto*
14th March                Armazem F, Lisbon*

*Supporting Mark Lanegan

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