Dutch Uncles

Manchester fidget rockers with cracking hooks...

Dutch Uncles are: Peter Timothy Broadhead Duncan Paton Andrew Proudfoot Robin Richards Sped The band is based in Manchester. Sub 20 years olds, pulling funny faces, wearing checked shirts, and playing tighter than the drainpipe jeans they're in. Andy (drums), Robin (bass), Pete (guitar) and Sped (guitar), mates since primary school, welcomed Duncan as the final member (vocals), after he arrived sogging wet, from a traipse across Marple Bridge, in the usual pissing rain. It was an audition that no-one could remember organising. ?? The first single release off the ‘Dutch Uncles’ debut album, 'Face In', was produced by Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, Foals, Pete And The Pirates), and is a salty seaman stained tale from both side of the camera with the lyric “I’m fixed over one eye” questioning the very essence of control in a world of porn stars and teenage boys fantasies. ?? ‘Dutch Uncles’ was recorded at Clouds Hill Studios in Hamburg, Germany (home of their label: Tapete Records) and Fortress Studios, London in 2008. - - - "Trying to pin down the sound of Dutch Uncles is tricky. They twist and turn like swallows in flight. The vocals soar as guitars duel, rise and hypnotise, bass and drums locked together thrusting upwards then sideways, then down, then up again. References abound but don’t define. Somehow they are new wave, no wave, post punk and pop all at once. ?They have the well drilled groove of a Strokes, the chiming African inflected guitars of a Vampire Weekend, the otherness of a Shudder To Think but then there’s the repetition of a Steve Reich and the singular singing of Duncan Paton.?These ten songs are just the start. Dutch Uncles are only opening their wings." John Kennedy


Sped, Robin Richards, Duncan Paton, Peter Timothy Broadhead, Andrew Proudfoot


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