Release Date: Feb 3, 2017
Record label: Heavenly
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Elegantly loose and pleasingly smoky, Duke Garwood's sixth LP, Garden of Ashes, is as crafty as it is subdued. His third release for Heavenly following a 2013 collaboration with American spirit brother Mark Lanegan and his 2015 solo breakout, Heavy Love, Ashes finds the London-based singer/songwriter deep in dusty dream-blues mode. Joined on several tracks by lush-voiced shapeshifters the Smoke Fairies, Garwood is in his bailiwick throughout the set, drifting through spacious landscapes with his rumbling poeticism and dark-toned riffs.
The absurdly talented multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood is enjoying ever wider recognition after 20 years in the industry and it can only increase with 'Garden Of Ashes' -- the even heavier follow-up to 2015's acclaimed 'Heavy Love'. Garwood has always been widely known to other musicians and he's long been sought after for collaborations, racking up contributions with a long list of acts. He's played sax and rhaita for the criminally underrated Archie Bronson Outfit and clarinet for Savages.