The Dukes Interview
The Dukes joins me on Revelator #220 to talk about their band’s new album “Smoke Against TheBeat”
The Dukes were formed in 2010 by Lead Vocalist/Guitarist Francois “Shanka” Maigret – who has been a part of notable French Rockers No One Is Innocent. He is partnered with Drummer/Programmer/Vocalist Greg Jacks from the multi-platinum pop rock band Superbus, which won an MTV award, and 2 French Grammy nominations (winning in 2007 for Best Rock Album).
The band has 2 previous releases: 2010’s “Resilient Lovers” EP and 2011’s “Victory” LP (both recorded by Magnus Lindberg from Cult of Luna). Their first American full length album is “Smoke Against TheBeat” (produced by Jamie Candiloro - REM, Ryan Adams) which will be released by Concrete Entertainment on July 28th, 2017. The LP defines the band’s sleazy, sexy, driving sound and has established them as a successful touring act in Europe, both as headliners and as an opening act for international bands on arena tours.
The stage show has machines, scenography, projected animated video clips designed by Shanka, and an original light show that creates a visual presentation reminiscent of a Stanley Kubrick film for the intense live performance of this Indie Rock duo.
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Official Website : www.thedukesmusic.com
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