This article was published in 2006.

Duels are currently locked away in a studio in London putting the finishing touches to their debut album. The as-yet-untitled album is being produced by James Ford, who has recently made the Test Icicles and Mystery Jets records.

Duels play their first gig of 2006 at a 6Music/Club Fandango Night at London's Water Rats on 25th of Jan, as a warm up for The Rakes Tour which starts in Exeter on 27th January.

The band then support Hard Fi at London's Hammersmith Palais as part of the sold out NME Brat Tour on 13th Feb.

Finally, a trip to the SXSW Festival in Texas is straddled by a UK Tour for the next single, details of which will be released soon.

Duels play at Leeds' Cockpit venue on Thursday April 6th.