Dude York's Power Of Three

Aug 19, 2019

Dude York are in the time-honored lineage of the three piece rock band- guitar, bass, drums.  Like Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Nirvana, Husker Du, Sleater-Kinney and many, many more.  It's a simple configuration of players that shows no sign of being played out.  The Seattle trio Dude York have been at it since 2012.  Their latest album is "Falling."

The band's previous full-length release was "Halftime For The Holidays" in late 2017.  That one was also a Studio One Featured Release, a most welcome record of mainly original indie rock songs that just happened to be about the Christmas season.  Some of those songs discussed relationships in the context of the holidays.  Relationships are back for the new record.

According to Dude York, "Falling" is about the ways one can fall in and out of relationships.  As bassist and vocalist Claire England explained through the band's hometown record label (Hardly Art):  "There are two ways things can fall.  They can fall and be ruined, or they can fall gently like a feather and be fine."  England and guitarist Peter Richards share equal songwriting and lead vocal duties on the record.  Drummer Andrew Hall completes the trio.  Dude York doesn't come across as powerful or "heavy" as the other three-piece bands I mentioned earlier, but they have the right sound for their songs.