New album, Garden of Ashes, out now on Heavenly Recordings

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On tour in the UK now (plays Oslo in London this Thursday 16th) and supporting Mark Lanegan in Europe this summer

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Praise for Garden of Ashes:

"South London bluesman's apocalyptic career peak.... Garden of Ashes spirits up singular aural magic from today's mood of global dread" **** Q 
"Rueful, ruminative and ultimately hypnotic, Garden Of Ashes sings a welcome blues for the coming apocalypse" **** MOJO
"a heady desert heat haze" **** The Observer 
"This is the end - but what an end" 'Album of the Week' i
"It's slow-pulse, modernist blues that tilts at tradition" Uncut


In the face of an apocalypse, we all need a safe house. A place for sanctuary; not to hide, but to claim for our own. On his new album, South London’s unlikely bluesman Duke Garwood has found the perfect place for us all, and says it’s time to meet in the Garden of Ashes.

Duke will transport listeners this week on his own headline dates with Isle of Wight lone wolf Angelina in support and then again this summer with musical soulmate Mark Lanegan

UK Headline live dates this week:

Tuesday 14th February - Komedia, Brighton support from Angelina
Wednesday 15th February - The Louisiana, Bristol w/ Angelina
Thursday 16th February - Oslo, London w/ Angelina


On tour with Mark Lanegan in June and July: 

June 19th Birmingham - Library, UK
June 20th Glasgow - Garage, UK
June 21st Manchester - Ritz, UK
June 22nd London - Koko, UK
June 25th Cologne - Live Music Hall, GER
June 26th Hamburg - Gruenspan, GER
June 27th Frankfurt - Gibson, GER
June 28th Bochum - Zeche, GER
June 29th Werchter - Rock Werchter, BEL
July 1st Eindhoven - Effenaar, NEL
July 4th - Stuttgart - Wizemann, GER
July 5th - 
Salzburg - Rockhouse, AUS
July 6th - Budapest - A38, HGR

“I am an angry man; so angry I burn myself. So angry I heat up the air around me. This is the nuclear fuel I use to make music,” tells Duke. “In a world so full of pain and madness we need to be better than ever; to evolve not devolve. To become masters of our fate and stop listening to the snake talkers who would steal our last breath. It’s time to go Elvis and shoot the cursed TV.”

Only in the Garden of Ashes can such furious frustration be channelled. Whilst 2015’s breakthrough Heavy Love thrust Duke into the spotlight with well long-overdue praise for its clarity and the “mad blues” charisma of a musician at his 20-year career peak, Garden of Ashes takes it all up a level, higher than many would think possible. “This record is fantasy music,” Duke tells. “Beautiful apocalypse love music, it doesn't hide from reality, but it could hide the listener from it all for a while.” 

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