Portrait is the new single from Duke Special, a performer brimming with a sound that is self-confessed "hobo-chic". Blissfully at home in his own alluring genre of beautifully bruised romanticism, Belfast's Duke Special is on the brink of an exciting time.
'Portrait' is produced by Paul Wilkinson and Dave Lynch, who worked on Duke's previous releases: the limited edition EPs 'Lucky Me' and 'My Villain Heart' (which became the LP 'Adventures in Gramophone') and 'Your Vandal'.
On October 2nd he releases the eagerly anticipated new album 'Songs From The Deep Forest'. Featuring 12 stunning songs written by Duke - except 'Brixton Leaves', a collaboration with Ben Hales, and 'Slip of A Girl', an old Amazing Pilots song - it includes the forthcoming single 'Last Night I Nearly Died' and is an elaborate combination of ideas and styles.
Catch Duke Special Live:
October (Special Guests to the Divine Comedy)
21st BRISTOL, Anson Rooms
22nd WARWICK, Arts Centre
23rd LEEDS, Met University
24th NEWCASTLE, University
26th MANCHESTER, Ritz
27th GLASGOW, ABC
29th EDINBURGH, Liquid Rooms
30th OXFORD, Brookes University
31st PORTSMOUTH, Pyramid Centre
1st NORWICH, UEA
2nd LONDON, Roadhouse
4th LIVERPOOL, Carling Academy
5th NOTTINGHAM, Trent University
11th BELFAST, Mandela Hall
12th DERRY, Millennium Theatre
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Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.