Friday, 2 December 2011
The Duke Spirit - Don't Wait
There's a tendency these days for bands to pile so much into a track, to approach it with such intensity and frantic pace that any sense of individuality and power is lost. It's nice to hear then that The Duke Spirit stick to a restrained, almost polite methodology for their new single Don't Wait.
With the press hailing the track's parent album Bruiser as an impressive return to form, Don't Wait plays to well established tropes but does it with such comfortable ease that every meaty guitar hook it knocks out feels like an old friend.
For the majority of the song, the band hold back - content to sit in their introspective collation of rough, earthy sounds - it is only in the passionate last minute that they really let rip, blasting away the barriers of containment, hammering home the emotion burning away at the very heart of their music.
Don't Wait is available to download on iTunes now.