The Birmingham band Duke are good mates of mine, so good that last weekend I went down with them, staying with the band in Essex and taking the coach down to London, to see them support Steve Craddock of Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller fame.
First up was The Doldrums, yet another two piece who play loud riffy blues inspired rock and roll. featuring a man with mutton chops and one very sexy lady on drums*. Obvious comparisons include the White Stripes and Table Scraps. Not to be confused with the Canadian electronica producer. Unfortunately I only caught a little bit of their set so I can't say a huge amount but I enjoyed what I saw. I had a little chat with them later too, nice guys.
watch part of the set here
* Sorry if that sounds sexist