Coming just a couple of months after their barnstorming set supporting Willard Grant Conspiracy at the Garage, this was an opportunity for the exceptional Duke and the King to show they can headline. I was slightly surprised the gig was not sold out; you just expect everyone else in the world to share your own perfect taste in music, yet this is rarely the case. But a healthy crowd, most of whom seemed to have word perfect knowledge of the band’s nearly flawless debut, 'Nothing Gold Can Stay,'
went home deliriously happy that they had seen the blossoming of a rare, complex and sincerely honest talent.
17 December, 2009