Duke Garwood is a London based English multi-instrumentalist.
Garwood’s first paid musical job was back in the late 1980s, playing guitar on The Orb’s seminal “Perpetual Dawn” (from the debut album co-produced by Youth). Nearly twenty years and many musical wanderings later, Duke Garwood is about to release an album on Youth’s new label Butterfly Recordings. You could say that some sort of cycle is completed.
Garwood’s 1st album “Holy Week” came out to great critical acclaim last year. Q magazine described it as “making Will Oldham sound like Engelbert Humperdinck!” His follow up “Emerald Palace” was recorded in a log cabin on the wooded slopes of Box Hill over 2 scorching days and nights in the mid-summer of 2005. Garwood and his long time drummer/percussionist-Paul May laid down some 40 tracks of which 18 were finally chosen for his new release.
In February 2013, Ipecac and Heavenly announced signing of Duke Garwood & Mark Lanegan. Lanegan described Garwood as “one of his all time favorite artists” and working with him as “one of the best experiences of his recording life”. Their debut collaboration album ‘Black Pudding’ will be released in May 2013.
Garwood has toured and recorded with many artists including Archie Bronson Outfit, Seasick Steve, Josh T. Pearson, Richard Bishop, Wooden Wand, Wire, Alexander Tucker, The Gutter Twins, Kurt Vile and Mark Lanegan.