T in the Dark is Light Enough
One of the early complaints about this years T in the Park was the traffic congestion in getting to the event. When the Duke Spirit came on stage and complained of the same thing, the crowd immediately felt empathy and a bit appeased that at least some bands suffered the same plight as themselves.
Although their debut album has only been recently released, the band has been touring their current material for a couple of years now and it showed in the tightness of the music. Early set pleaser 'Cuts Across The Land' snarled its way around the X-Tent as the crowd roared its approval. Maybe it was relief at getting out of the traffic but there seemed energy in the Duke Spirit that was perhaps missing from their previous support slots.
Whilst it is fair to say that Leila Moss's looks are captivating, to dismiss her because of this would be a grave error. She clearly owns the stage in a manner that many current front men could only dream of, and there can be no doubts that her vocals are strong and melodious. It may be a lazy comparison due to her looks or due to the sound of the band behind her but there is a suggestion that if Moss continues her progression, she could be heading for Nico like status.
Up against a strict time constraint, the band found themselves cutting their set short and whilst this elicited playful boos from the crowd, the majority would have walked away with a positive feeling towards the Duke Spirit.