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.
3 Decade In Exile
5 Personal life
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He is originally from Derby and moved to Newcastle to paint. Lloyd
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 &
Lloyd has recently moved into soundtrack composition after writing for
up and coming film makers to help soundtrack their films. According to
a recent interview, he is currently working on a collaboration
composing a soundtrack score alongside working on a new solo album.
He is also part of the prolific experimental band Res Band who
improvise songs only once and release them for free, over ten albums
of original material has been released by Res Band which they have
made available over the web.
Duncan recorded his first solo album entitled Seeing Double released
Warp Records on 6 October 2008 in the UK. The album was recorded on
an eight-track in two days by Duncan himself. It was described in the
UK magazine Mojo as "a solid set of beautiful melodies and chiming
riffs that burrow into the soul". A limited edition single "Suzee"
preceded the album release on 29 September in the UK, achieving 'Track
of the Day' in Q Magazine.
Decade In Exile
Lloyd started 'Decade In Exile' in 2010 as an outlet for his own
musical experimenting and songwriting. He has released both cassette
and vinyl versions of his work. In 2013 he released the self-titled
'Decade In Exile' EP on limited vinyl. The song 'Patti's Town' taken
from the EP was written about the song-writer
Patti Smith after he
read the book, "Just Kids". The song reached number one in Altrok 90.5
playlist charts in the U.S along with being playlisted on
WFMU and BBC
On 6 May 2014, still under the name, 'Decade In Exile', Lloyd released
the album 'Transit / Pulse' through the label 'Crash Symbols' based in
Morgantown, West Virginia. The cassette consists of mainly
experimental instrumentals composed in reaction to the loss of Lloyd's
father. Crash Symbols describe the release; "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 nominee Dexter Dalwood
Lloyd is an alumnus of Northumbria University, having graduated with a
degree in Fine Art.
^ Crash Symbols Write Up Crash Symbols 06/05/2014 Retrieved
^ "Famous Alumni". Northumbria University. Archived from the original
on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
Duncan Lloyd on IMDb
A Certain Trigger
Our Earthly Pleasures
Quicken the Heart
The National Health
Too Much Information
Risk to Exist
"The Coast Is Always Changing"
"Apply Some Pressure"
"I Want You to Stay"
"Books from Boxes"
"Girls Who Play Guitars"
"The Kids Are Sick Again"
"Questing, Not Coasting"
"Hips and Lips"
"Write This Down"
"The National Health"
"Leave This Island"
"Midnight on the Hill"
"Give, Get, Take"
"Risk to Exist"
"What Did We Do to You to Deserve This?"
"Get High (No I Don't)"
Found on Film
Maxïmo Park discography
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