Metal Express Radio
He’s made his name as a fashion designer working with the likes of David Bowie but inside every designer there’s a Rock ‘n’ Roller waiting to get out and Keanan Duffty is doing just that with his project, Slinky Vagabond. His latest release, King Boy Vandalsfeatures an array of guests including Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses), Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash) and Midge Ure (Rich Kids/Ultravox) drawing on a wide range of influences from Hard Rock, New Wave to Punky Rock ‘n’ Roll. Mick Burgess called him up to chat about the album and how a boy from Doncaster ended up rubbing shoulders with the stars in New York.
You’ve just released a new album, King Boy Vandals. How has the reaction been so far?
We’re really proud of the record and we’ve had some really good reviews and feedback for it. The tough thing though, is promoting it without live shows so that has been a challenge. We have it on vinyl and CD as well as download and streaming and so far so good, people seem to really like it. We just want to get it out and get it heard by as many people as possible. It was great fun to make this record and gave me a sense of focus particularly in this last 18 months. It was something really positive to look at.