GTC VIDEO PREMIERE: THE KING DUKES – “I Gotta Go” (Michael Sides, director)

“I Gotta Go” is from The King Dukes’ forthcoming “Numb Tongues” album, available now for pre-order via Paratone Records.

I gotta go

by Walter Price

We here at the GTC are honored to debut the new video by the ‘vintage slice of rough and tough British Invasion RnB’ outfit The King Dukes. “I Gotta Go”, with its roots in jukebox soul that thrives in its undeniable late-night authentic style.

The Michael Sides directed video is an end of the night inevitably becomes the next day conundrum. Like an omitted scene from a Guy Ritchie gangster film, the video is a low-lit pub scene featuring vocalist Marc Griffiths as he laments on those in-between hours promises.

Griffiths shared three facts about the making of the film:

1. “It was filmed in under 2 hrs in the ‘The Mothers Ruin’, the celebrated Music Venue in Bristol (That I founded it in 2007 and still own today) and it’s BBC6 Music’s Steve Lamacq’s fave pub.”

2. “It was the third video filmed in the pub that month! (St Pierre Snake Invasion had finished filming there just days before) It’s a popular location with Bristol bands!”

3. “The Cityscape is Bristol’s old city, despite being petrified of heights, I stood at the end of the building to get the final shot!”

Check out the video premiere below and follow the links for band updates and details for pre-ordering their ‘Native Tongues’ album.

I GOTTA GO

The King Dukes Are: Marc Griffiths – Guitar / Vocals; Dan Clibery – Drums; Mandrake Fantastico – Bass; Henry Slim – Harmonica/Hammond Organ; Joss Murray – Trumpet; Rebecca Sneddon – Tenor Sax; Sarah Loveday-Drury – Trombone; April Jackson – Vocals

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