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Since Duotone's last gig at Kings Place in London back in November 2012 there hasn't been much to report from the duo in the way of gigs or recordings.
Looking back on what Duotone had achieved since 2009's 'Work Harder & One Day You'll Find Her' and their second critically acclaimed record 'Ropes' which received rave reviews from Songlines, Electric Ghost, and was acknowledged buy the Observer as one of 20 'hidden gems' of 2012 both Barney and James came to the decision that, for the time being, they would take a break from promoting Duotone together so that they could both focus on their individual work commitments. Barney has since been working with Birdy in her live touring band and James is currently working on a debut solo album which will be out in 2014.
It really can't be underestimated what was made possible by both James and Barney working together. Success is so often more easily achieved by working with like minded people and the rewards have certainly been made more enjoyable when shared.
Duotone will still continue as the name that Barney Morse-Brown works under and the song 'Find the Lines' that has been posted recently will appear on his new record due out in 2014.
Barney Morse-Brown was recently lucky enough to record live at Abbey Road studios with Birdy. It was a fantastic experience, to have played in studio 2 and to be in a place with so much musical history. The only time I felt slightly nervous was seeing a picture on the wall of Jacqueline Du Pre... thankfully I wasn't playing too much cello there that day..!
Two videos were made from the two days recording and they can be seen below and on the videos page.
Barney Morse-Brown has been touring with the rather amazing singer 'Birdy' and is just about to play the first of three nights at Sydney Opera House, Australia. An amazing experience so far.
Duotone re proud to announce the arrival of their new video for the forthcoming single 'Alphabet' staring Bert Audubert as our keen 'treasure' detector. Directed by Alex Kemp: www.vimeo.com/directorkemp and shot on location within one day.
The digital download single will be available as from October 2012, so stay tuned..
Happy viewing. x
Duotone have been up and down the country in their little Citroen Berlingo over the past couple of weeks playing some rather wonderful gigs to some brilliant and incredibly supportive audiences. Thank you so much to all of you who came out to see us. We really couldn't do it without you.
The final show at the Pegasus was a special highlight for us and we're both super happy with how it all went.
For those who weren't able to be there at the Pegasus show, here are a couple of video's (iPhone quality only)
Here's also a link to our tour photo diary:
and the wonderful voice of
The new album 'Ropes' by Duotone is now available to buy through your usual outlets including HMV, Amazon, Independent stores etc and to give you a taster of what we've done and what to expect on the album we've put together a little video.. Plus, all of Duotone's spring & summer dates are up on the gigs page, so hope to see you there!
Barney and James recently performed at Bristol Folk Festival and were also asked to play a quick song for Songs from the Shed, so here it is.
"The wilfully distinctive duo of Barney Morse-Brown and James Garrett bring dash of strangeness to their spring-clear acoustic guitar lines backed by sombre cello harmonies".
"This is a stunning album - cherish this oasis of delight"
"Highly, highly recommended"
'Certainly a record with more going on under the surface than an initial listen will convey. It is both quietly thought-provoking and tenderly constructed'.
FOLK RADIO UK
‘Ropes’ is a gorgeous record that is immaculately performed and recorded, but which still retains an enticing air of melancholic mystery'
'Barney led a sing-a-long to the heart-rending ‘You Don’t Need Church’— it’s interesting that a song so-titled can sound so sacred'.
OXFORD MUSIC SCENE