Leila Moss


Liela Moss (pronounced Lee-La) has fronted UK band The Duke Spirit since their inception in 2003. The band have released 5 albums and 4 EPs worldwide. Known for their ferocious live shows, relentless touring schedule, they’re a band that have long trod their own road.

As a solo artist she has released 3 critically acclaimed solo albums on the Bella Union record label, and a 4th on the way in 2024.

Liela is truly one of the UKs most treasured and arresting front-women, with her energetic live performances being a strong part of her musical identity. “Moss’s commanding stage presence is truly unmatched” (SPIN magazine).

Liela has enjoyed huge UK and US radio attention and appeared on multiple US and UK TV shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (twice), The Conan O’Brian Show, Late Call with Carson Daily, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Later with Jools Holland.

Liela is a regular collaborator with electro pioneers UNKLE, including writing and performing the song Mayday on 2007s “War Stories”, and The Dog Is Black on 2011’s “Only The Lonely,” “Sunrise” on 2017s The Road pt 1, and “Feel More/With less” and “Sun (The)”on 2019s The Road pt 2.

In 2012 the song “Creature” was penned especially for the Batman: Arkham City Soundtrack.Moss sang a duet with Emmylou Harris on the 2012 Nick Cave soundtrack to the John Hillcoat film Lawless.

She sang on the 2010 album “Mean Old Man” by Jerry Lee Lewis. She also featured on 2 songs on the soundtrack of 2013 Warner Brother’s Film ‘Beautiful Creatures’ soundtrack by TheNewNo2. She has performed live with Scottish legends Jesus and Mary Chain at the Southbank centre singing their classic Just Like Honey.

Known for commanding not only the attention of the music community but the fashion worldwell, Liela has performed in NYC during Spring Fashion Week, where she played live at the Y-3 Adidas show. Designer Philip Lim has cited Liela Moss as his “modern muse” and the late Alexander McQueen was so enchanted by Moss and her style that she served as the inspiration for McQ for Target, his 2009 fashion line. Moss has been featured in most of theleading fashion magazines. http://www.zimbio.com/Liela+Moss/pictures/pro

She has performed at every major UK and European festival, including high profile slots at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Isle of Wight, Bestival, T in The Park, Primavera Sound, Benicassim, SXSW, Download, All Points West. Toured with bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, REM, Jane’s Addiction, Incubus, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mercury Rev, as well as many many headline tours of the UK, Europe, US, and Australia.

2018 saw Moss release her 1st solo album, entitled Your Name Is Safe In My Mouth, and released on Bella Union records. Recorded in rural Somerset, and Produced by partner Toby Butler, Moss performed at many UK summer festivals including Glastonbury.

Summer 2020 saw Liela release her 2nd solo album, Who The Power via Bella Union records. Released in the height of Covid ́lockdown ́ lead track Atoms At Me was playlisted at BBC 6Music.

Jan 2023 Liela released her 3rd solo record Internal Working Model which enjoyed great critical success, MOJO saying ”A record of rare ambition and thematic complexity” and Record Collector saying “An impassioned career high from a committed, commanding voice.”