Sometimes it pays to be very patient when you’re hoping to make an impact in the music industry.
St. Dukes formed in Glasgow back in 2014. Consisting of Lewis Douglas (vocals and guitar), Sarah Connor (guitar and vocals), Fraser Hamilton (bass) and Max Orr (drums), they were name-checked early on by some bloggers and music websites as being ones to really keep an eye out for. It took, however, fully five years before any songs emerged, a well-received self-released EP called Stranger By Day.
In due course, the band signed to Last Night From Glasgow and work got underway on the eponymous debut album, which came out in April 2022. The label’s website states that the band has a varied sound, but are best described as ‘Garage Pop Rock’.
mp3: St. Dukes – Animal Glue
That’s the opening track on the album, and one which was selected as an advance single.