Duck

Live Act Alternative Pop Noisepop Punk Electro
Duck - Alternative Pop Noisepop Punk Electro Live Act in Sheffield

Duck Short Info

We are Duck - Sarah, Chris and Ange - a DIY Synth/Punk/Noisepop band from Sheffield/Leeds. Our debut LP "FaceAche" is out now on Bandcamp.

We formed instantly at the beginning of 2016 upon hearing the noises coming out of an ancient keyboard that Chris had modified. I added punk guitar and pop vocals to our trademark "mucky synth/drum machine" sound and Duck was born (hatched?).  We soon started playing live as a duo and recorded our debut EP "sLaCk gOb" (released November 2016) in our front room. 

We started recording our debut LP with our friend Tom Henthorn at Ebb Tone Studio in Sheffield in February 2017 and were happily joined soon after by our 3rd member and best mate, Ange on guitar/drums/keys/vocals. FaceAche was released 25/9/2017.

We've had a fair bit of airplay on independent radio stations this year (Basement Scene/Punk Show on BCB/Analogue Trash/6 towns radio/Sheffield Live/Get in Her Ears on Hoxton Radio and The Grrrl power Hour) and have been played on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire.
We have gigged all over the country for some great promoters such as Yeah Buddy/Analogue Trash/Basement Scene/XOXO Promotions/Endless Window/Audacious Art Experiment. 2017 has been an absolute blast and we've shared stages with some of our favourite bands such as Dream Nails/Fresh/Living Body/Skinny Girl Diet.

We just had a party for the album at Audacious Art Experiment in Sheffield with some great bands including Mouses, Bad Idea and Nim Chimpsky and will be getting more involved in the space next year. Also, we just played for "Loud Women", the ace London-based Riot Grrrl DIY collective on with Vulpynes and Militant Girlfriend. We're back in London in Feb 2018 to play with Liines and Suggested Friends for Get in Her Ears, so we're really excited about that.
Plans for 2018 include carrying on doing what we're doing/playing more great gigs/festivals and releasing more music.

Thanks for listening/reading!

Sarah
Duck

Recent Press Snippets:

"Stereo from Yorkshire trio Duck is noisy wonky synth pop that sounds like the missing link between The Long Blondes and a punkier Goldfrapp. It's perfect getting ready for a night out music, whack this on your stereo while putting your gladrags on and you'll be ready for anything." The Devil has the Best Tuna

"Duck’s set is a glorious concoction of pulverising noise and melodic sub current, a balance that bands rarely achieve let alone do it this well.......jaw-droppingly good, all warped vocals and hefty synths....hugely impressive. A fantastically exciting band to keep a close eye on."  
James Hughes, Too Many Blogs

"I particularly enjoyed the punkish element, with real raw hooks of music creating an almost industrial level of chaos – ideal for the overlay of spiralling female vocals which definitely set Duck apart from many synth-guitar bands out there....These were tracks telling of urban experience – a kind of punk informed by the strength of synth and experimental guitar – along with a real driving rhythm delivered through live drumming..." Emily Oldfield, Louder than War
"'Low" opens with dreamy vocals and gentle finger picked guitar in a brief but clever foil to underscore the absolute torrent of ultra-distorted scuzz which follows. Simply put, low is a true noise-pop banger.." Earthly Pleasures Blog

"It’s like a cross between My Bloody Valentine at their best and a gigantic robot....With tunes like this and record names like that, consider me smitten." Steve, Fresh Faves, Fresh on the Net

We are Duck - Sarah, Chris and Ange - a DIY Synth/Punk/Noisepop band from Sheffield/Leeds. Our debut LP "FaceAche" is out now on Bandcamp.

We formed instantly at the beginning of 2016 upon hearing the noises coming out of an ancient keyboard that Chris had modified. I added punk guitar and pop vocals to our trademark "mucky synth/drum machine" sound and Duck was born (hatched?).  We soon started playing live as a duo and recorded our debut EP "sLaCk gOb" (released November 2016) in our front room. 

We started recording our debut LP with our friend Tom Henthorn at Ebb Tone Studio in Sheffield in February 2017 and were happily joined soon...

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Duck on Tour

  • 20 | 01 | 2018 Coventry The Tin at the Coal Vault with Nim Chimpsky, Mouses and Moonbears
  • 09 | 02 | 2018 London Get in her Ears with Liines, Suggested Friends and Bugeye

Past Gigs Duck

  • 11 | 2017 Sheffield The Audacious Art Experiment with Mouses , Nim Chimpsky and Bad Idea
  • 11 | 2017 London Loud Women with Vulpynes and Militant Girlfriend
  • 10 | 2017 Sheffield Picture House Social with Skinny Girl Diet
  • 09 | 2017 Leeds Basement Scene presents with Sprinter, Baker Island and Bad Idea
  • 08 | 2017 Sheffield Picture House Social with Living Body
  • 07 | 2017 Bradford XOXO/Basement Scene presents with Dream Nails
  • 07 | 2017 Manchester Analogue Trash presents...
  • 07 | 2017 Newcastle NARC Fest, Endless Window stage
  • 04 | 2017 Liverpool Smithdown Road Festival for Yeah Buddy
  • 04 | 2017 Newcastle Comp Launch 3 with Casual Threats
  • 12 | 2016 West Street Ale House, Sheffield In the Black Midwinter
  • 11 | 2016 Santiago Bar, Leeds Psydoll UK tour
  • 09 | 2016 Doncaster DEFLive #16
  • 07 | 2016 Sheffield Hybrid Live
  • 07 | 2016 Sheffield Frequency Live

Discography Duck

  • 2017 FaceAche Album | Shonky Pop Records
  • 2016 sLaCk gOb EP | Shonky Pop Records

Media

  • Media Stereo
  • Video Low
  • Video MONSTERS
  • Video Lip on the floor - Duck

Origin

  • Sheffield GB

Founded

  • 2016

Members

  • Sarah Vocals, guitars...
  • Chris Synths, guitars, visuals.....
  • Ange Guitar, drums, vocals,keys