A message from Filthy Dukes

We headed down to the Hoxton Bar & Grill last night for the launch party of Filthy Dukes’ next single “Messages. Billed as ‘the mother of all celebrations’, the band marked the occasion with a vibrant set that met with the approval of an intimate, yet energetic crowd – proving that they are more than capable in the party-throwing department.

“Rave 9” made for a beat-tastic opener before, oozing enthusiasm, the Dukes tore through a 45-minute set packed with their unique brand of synth-laden, beat heavy pop. Messages was well received, while cow bells and excited handclapping accompanied Poison the Ivy. Lead singer Tim Lawton somewhat humbly thanked the crowd for dancing before the crowd pleasing Tupac bought this hot, chaotic gig to a close. Words by William Parry

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They're well worth catching this summer, with hotly anticipated appearances at Glastonbury and Bestival already confirmed. “Messages” is released on 13 July (Fiction Records), while LP “Nonsense in the Dark” is out now.