The Info List - Duncan Lloyd

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DUNCAN LLOYD is a guitarist , lead songwriter and backing vocalist for Maxïmo Park . He also works as a solo artist releasing albums on Warp Records (U.K.) and most recently Crash Symbols (U.S.). He works under the name, 'Decade In Exile' as well as his own name. He is also in the experimental band Res Band from Derby. Alongside songwriting Lloyd is an exhibiting painter and photographer.


* 1 Biography * 2 Solo * 3 Decade In Exile * 4 Painting * 5 Personal life * 6 References * 7 External links


He is originally from Derby and moved to Newcastle to paint. Lloyd founded Maximo Park
Maximo Park
with his friend Archis Tiku . Before the band's record deal, Duncan worked in many varied jobs whilst writing and recording/producing the band. Duncan writes the majority of Maxïmo Park's music. He won Lyric of the Year for Maxïmo Park in 2006 on BBC 6 Music for one of the lines from the song "Graffiti " which he originally penned. His band have also been nominated for the Mercury Prize award. The music Lloyd wrote for the song " Going Missing " was used on the film "Stranger than Fiction " starring Will Ferrell "Somber guitar, loops, and a heavily textured backdrop give some songs the character of ragas, particularly on shorter tracks. It is largely Lloyd's periodic singing that amounts to the album's only distinct signal for the shift from meditation to consciousness. These tracks are beautiful and willful, and among Lloyd's most varied creations to date."


Lloyd has had his painting exhibited at London's White Cube Gallery as part of an exhibition of selected artists hand picked by 2010 Turner prize
Turner prize
nominee Dexter Dalwood


Lloyd is an alumnus of Northumbria University
Northumbria University
, having graduated with a degree in Fine Art.


* ^ Crash Symbols Write Up Crash Symbols 06/05/2014 Retrieved 2014-06-05. * ^ "Famous Alumni". Northumbria University
Northumbria University
. Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-03.