I remember a chance encounter with The Duke Spirit back in 2005 in a Glasgow hotel, I was completely starstruck. We had seen the band at T in the Park earlier that year and Cuts Across the Land was consistently recommended on the various music forums I had become entrenched in. ‘Love Is An Unfamiliar’ still remains one of my favourite songs of all time and my love affair with the band has never stopped.
It’s therefore equally satisfying that the band have returned to form with their latest song ‘Make It Alright’. Easily one of their most personal songs, you will still find something moving and transcendental at every ethereal turn. This is a graceful representation of a psychedelic, dream-like superhighway.