Ducks Ltd. Debut “Heavy Bag”

Ducks Ltd. have shared new song “Heavy Bag,” the final single off their upcoming LP Harm’s Way, which arrives on February 9, 2024 via Carpark Records/Royal Mountain Records
Ducks Ltd. photo Credit: Dylan Taylor

Ducks Ltd. have shared new song “Heavy Bag,” the final single off their upcoming LP Harm’s Way, which arrives on February 9, 2024 via Carpark Records/Royal Mountain Records. “It’s about despair and the way that misery loves company. The way that when people are in a bad place they try to undermine the people who are down there with them. To keep them and hold them there. It’s an incredibly ugly impulse, but one that if I’m being honest I’ve caught myself indulging in the past,” explains singer/lyricist Tom McGreevy. “We tried to do something we hadn’t done before on this one musically, and had to kind of reverse a lot of our instincts in building the arrangement. But it felt like what ultimately suited the song. Macie Stewart and Briar Darling ended up improvising a lot of the string layers at the end which had some really exciting results.” “Heavy Bag” follows previous single “Train Full of Gasoline,” “Hollowed Out,” and “The Main Thing.”

Ducks Ltd. will hit the road with Ratboys in late March for a two-week U.S. tour. The band will then head overseas in May to play throughout Europe and the UK. A current itinerary is below.

Harm’s Way came to to life in a new city and producer, accompanied by some of their favorite musicians. Working with producer Dave Vettraino (Dehd, Deeper, Lala Lala), they enlisted a handful of collaborators to round out the tracks on Harm’s Way, including: Finom’s Macie Stewart (violin, string arrangements); Ratboys’ Marcus Nuccio (drums on most tracks); Dehd’s Jason Balla (who helped arrange the backing vocals, to which he also contributed); and backing vocals from Julia Steiner (Ratboys), Nathan O’Dell (Dummy), Margaret McCarthy (Moontype), Rui De Magalhaes (Lawn), and Lindsey-Paige McCloy (Patio). The band’s touring drummer, Jonathan Pappo, and bassist Julia Wittman also appear on the LP.

Ducks Ltd. 2024 Tour Dates

02/08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Sonic Boom (album release show) #

02/10/24 – Montreal, QC @ Taverne Tour Festival

03/08/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

03/09-10/24 – New York, NY @ New Colossus

03/28/24 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *

03/29/24 – Chattanooga, TN @ Barking Legs Theater *

03/30/24 – Asheville, NC @ Eulogy *

04/01/24 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor *

04/02/24 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall *

04/04/24 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *

04/05/24 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom *

04/06/24 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery *

04/07/24 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge *

04/08/24 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar *

04/10/24 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *

04/11/24 – Bloomington, IN @ Bishop *

04/12/24 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s *

05/11/24 – Esch/Alzette, LU @ Out Of The Crowd Festival

05/14/24 – Porto, PT @ CCOP

05/15/24 – Lisbon, PT @ Musicbox

05/19/24 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds

05/20/24 – Liverpool, UK @ Stockroom

05/21/24 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House

05/22/24 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

05/23/24 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s

05/24/24 – Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall All Dayer

05/25/24 – Bristol, UK @ Dot to Dot

05/26/24 – Nottingham, UK @ Dot to Dot

05/27/24 – London, UK @ Moth Club

05/29/24 – Tours, FR @ Oxford Pub

05/30/24 – Rennes, FR @ L’UBU

05/31/24 – Paris, FR @ Block Party

06/01/24 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ La Coopérative de Mai

06/05/24 – Antwerpen, BE @ Trix

06/06/24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

# Only God Forgives and Cootie Catcher support
* with Ratboys

Pre-order Harm’s Way by Duck’s Ltd. HERE


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