Marmaduke is the bard of disempire, a crooner of morose ballads and fiery diatribes, often eliciting references to The Bad Seeds, Roxy Music, and Scott Walker. He writes about the horrors of the modern world, and barks back at it with his 5 piece organ-fuelled band. Born and bred from genuine pirate stock in Portsmouth, England, he moved to London to slog his guts out in iniquitous music halls and shame inducing conference calls. Now recently fled the city for the desolate volcanic vistas of the island of Lanzarote. He has compiled three albums and is the producer of the two Dark Mountain albums, <i.Where the Mourning Ends and Reading the Ashes , Marmaduek was also the curator for much of Dark Mountain music at the Uncivilisation festivals.