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Duke Garwood signs to Heavenly, confirms LP

By | Published on Thursday 20 November 2014

Duke Garwood

Quiet Englishman (and singer-songwriter) Duke Garwood has signed to Heavenly Recordings to release his next LP ‘Heavy Love’.

A spotlight-dodging collaborator to the likes of Mark Lanegan, Josh T Pearson and Tinariwen, Garwood says: “When I was young and pretty, I could’ve become a star. 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”.

Meanwhile Jehnny Beth of Savages, who features on the ‘Heavy Love’ title track, says Garwood’s voice is like a “thin and full Chet Baker turned into a midnight wolf”, adding: “I met Duke at The Luminaire. He was playing sweet ballads with a tint of free jazz. The first question was ‘who is this guy?'”

Who indeed? Well, here’s who:

I hate saying “intriguing”, but… hmmm, this is all quite intriguing. ‘Heavy Love’ is out on 9 Feb 2015, and Garwood will play UK shows in its name at London’s Slaughtered Lamb (on 21 Jan), at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club (on 24 Jan, this as part of Heavenly Recordings’ 25th anniversary weekend festival), and again supporting Mark Lanegan at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (28 Jan).