The Duel

The Duel

 London, England, GBR
BandElectronicPunk

Harnessing influences spanning from an array of sources, but largely from punk-rock heroes such as ‘The Clash’, ‘Iggy and the Stooges’, and ‘Patti Smith’, the Duel fuse the strident passion of authentic punk pinned against a modern-day urban backdrop. The band’s sound is as alluring as it is compelling, and springs right up, deserving attention.

Biography

Harnessing influences spanning from an array of sources, but largely from punk-rock heroes such as ‘The Clash’, ‘Iggy and the Stooges’, and ‘Patti Smith’, the Duel fuse the strident passion of authentic punk pinned against a modern-day urban backdrop. The band’s sound is as alluring as it is compelling, and springs right up, deserving attention.

Originally born back in 2001 as a formidable duo featuring the engaging vocals of Tara Rez and the creative alchemy of keyboardist/bassist Andy Theirum, the two-piece worked the London scene hard before expanding their line-up and their horizons. The Duel’s very first punk show came when the band supported the mighty ‘Dead Kennedys’. From there, extensive gigging ensued before the UK rockers went into the recording studio in late 2006 to commence work for their debut album 'Let's Finish What We Started'. The record was released in 2007 and in 2009 the band unleashed their follow-up record ‘Childish Behavior’; both albums secured wide national recognition and a slew of new fans. The Duel continued their ascent last year with the release of ‘All Aboard The Crazy Train’, which also garnered widespread acclaim, notching up national reviews with the likes of Viva Le Rock and Big Cheese Magazine.

With healthy punk rock roots and a mighty appetite for taking their sound to the masses, The Duel are well versed in transit-van touring. The mobile quintet have expansively toured throughout the UK, Holland, Finland, Spain, Czech Republic, and Germany; they have also played the UK Rebellion Festival for the past five years, as well as the Rebellion Festival in Austria, Holland, and Italy. The London punkers took centre stage at Skunk Anansie’s and Primal Scream’s after-show parties and also played at The British Invasion Festival in LA. The band were also invited to perform at New York’s legendary CBGB’s and The Continental, just before they permanently closed their doors. Given the vast range and sheer amount of touring that The Duel have undertaken, it is no wonder that along the way they have racked up supports with the likes of: UK Subs, Vice Squad, Angie Bowie, Peter Hook, Buzzcocks, Sham 69, The Vibrators, Dead Kennedys, and Angelic Upstarts, to name just a few.

The Duel are now loaded with a spanking new album entitled ‘Soundtrack To The End Of The World (The Zak Splash Story)’, which carries a hefty collection of punk rock anthems, including the infectious stand out track ‘When The Fire Goes Out’ which is destined to grace radio airwaves. With a full UK tour planned in support of the record for the 2013, the rising London punks are poised to cement their name in the UK punk rock fraternity for many years to come.

TARA REZ - VOCALS / GUITARS
ANDY THIERUM - Bass/KEYs
CHRIS MCDOUGALL - BASS
THANOS PAP - GUITARS
PUMPY - Drums

Album DISCOGRAPHY

LETS FINISH WHAT WE STARTED 2007

CHILDISH BEHAVIOUR 2009

ALL ABOARD THE CRAZY TRAIN 2011

2011 Saw The Release Of All Aboard The Crazy Train And Many Big Shows

2012 Sees The Release Of Soundtrack To The End Of The World (the Zak Splash Story) A Conceptual Masterpiece Featuring Narration From Max Splodge

Lyrics

Better Bombs Better Drugs

Written By: Lyrics - Tara Rez Song By Tara Rez + Andy Theirum

I walk around with pain in my heart
I never know how to start to live
I try too hard way tot hard to give
but i know i will always be apart

but there's something in the air
something pure somthign rare
and there's something in the air
something pure something rare
It reminds me of who we are

some people so lucky but most of us we take we take on way too much blame,
and those around u who don't understand it gets harder to reach out the hand.

and there's something in the air
was it something that u said.
it reminds me of who we are
and there's something in the air something pure somethign rare -
i want some. i want some.

But they're building better bombs and they're buidlin better drugs but we're still brutally lost children of truth

and they're building bigger and they're building better drugs but we're still brutally lost children of truth

i walk around with pain in my heart, where do i start.

Discography

Debut Album :

LETS FINISH WHAT WE STARTED

Produced by Pat Collier

1. Camden Town
2. The Duel (Featuring Knox)
3.Future Revolation
4.Afraid
5. Bad Day
6.Haunted House
7.Victory
8.Pet Semetary (live)
9.Right to Exist (it's our world)
10.eNeM-E
11.Tear Down
12.Nothing to lose
13.Aint it Fun
14 Take Over
15. Better Bombs Better Drugs

CHILDISH BEHAVOUR - Double Album OUT April/May 2009

DISC one
1.Solitary Life
2.Jump
3.Rat Alley
4.Modern Day Slave
5.Free Way
6.Hey Doll
7.Only Rebels Know How
8.Fight On Through
9.21st Century
10.Dead Rock Stars
11.Lies
12.Round & Round
13.Gears Of War
14.Side by Side

DISC TWO - Bonus CD

1. Circle of Life (Acoustix)
2.Find A Way (Acousitix)
3.Solitary Life (Acoustix)
4.Modern Day Slave (Acoustix)
5.Round and Round (acousitix)
6.Dead Rock Stars (acoustix)
7.Round and Round (big dub)
8.New Dream
9.War
10.Ashes to Ashes
11- Who Cares

All Aboard The Crazy Train (ALBUM 2011)

1.Crazy Train
2.Singin & Dancin
3.Empty Highway
4.New Dream
5.Lonliness
6.I'm On To You
7.Freeway
8.Blaze Of Fury
9.Jump
10.Not Found Behind A Gun
11.Troubled England
12.We The People
13.Youth
14.Way London Used To Be
15.Sounds Of Liberation
16.2 Suns

Soundtrack To The End Of The World (The Zak Splash Story) 2012 Concept Album Feat Narration From Max Splodge

1.The Zak Splash Story
2.Intro
3.Invincible
4.Less Everyday
5.You Can Do It
6.Fake Like You
7.Love Me Do
8.Splash On YOU
9.When The Fire Goes On

All songs written by Andy Thierum & Tara Rez
Produced by Andy Thierum
Recorded at FFR UK Studios
WWW.FFRUK.COM

Set List

Set list consists of tracks form all 4 albums,