Picture courtesy of ME.
(This review was originally written as part of my monthly gig blog for Myspace, but, due to problems with Myspace - the problems being that Myspace is shit - I was unable to post said blog and have decided to relocate here)
Duke Special is one of Ireland's best musicians. Sporting a physical appearance not unlike The Cure's Robert Smith (I'm sure I've said this before - credit goes to Quincy for identifying that particular similarity, though) and a voice not unlike an Irish Rufus Wainwright, I first heard of the Duke when he supported The Divine Comedy on tour in October 2006; I didn't attend any of these shows (the nearest was at Warwick, my parents were away and I had seen TDC in concert a few months prior), but my darling ladyfriend Carolyn attended their show in her home province of Belgium and had good things to say about the chap. …