Cobra Dukes are the brainchild of one Kyle Gibson, a brainy type who’s no child but is young enough to find the new wave era of Associates, Bowie, Cure and Devoto sufficiently fresh to turn a fascination into a fetish. Or at least a way to make a living. They - Gibson plus musical other half Gianello, the Alan Rankine of the piece - released their debut single, Leave The Light On, in summer 2007. It sounded like Associates circa 1980, ie before producer Mike Hedges managed to transform them into the most far-out group ever to skim the pop charts, when they were “just” flushed with promise and Billy Mackenzie’s voice had yet to graze the heavens like an airborne Callas. But, like Mackenzie and Rankine, Gibson and Gianello aren’t just studio geeks - they’re hunks who’ve been photographed by David Bailey for Vogue Homme. We’re in love. Sigh.
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