Funny thing, tempo...
Too slow, and you lose people's interest. Too fast, and no one can keep up with you.
Dutch Uncles, though, seem to have it nailed. New album 'Big Balloon' drops on February 17th, with the band sharing new cut 'Oh Yeah' just a few moments ago.
It belts along at a rollicking pace, while it's fast-but-slow ethic allows for plenty of lyrical exploration.
"Constantly moving guitar and bass lines run throughout," expands composer Robin Richards. "As well as aiming to write the fastest Dutch Uncles song to date, I wanted to experiment with subtle key changes guided by erratic synth stabs, contrasted with legato string lines."
Tune in now.
Dutch Uncles are set to play the following shows:
18 Manchester Piccadilly Record (instore / outstore) @ Old Granada Studios
20 Nottingham Rough Trade (instore)
21 London Rough Trade East (instore)
22 Bristol Rise (instore)
1 Edinburgh Electric Circus
2 Newcastle The Cluny
3 Leeds The Wardrobe
4 Nottingham Bodega
6 Birmingham Hare and Hounds
7 Sheffield The Plug
8 Oxford O2 Academy2
9 Bristol Fleece
11 Brighton The Haunt
12 Southampton Talking Heads
13 London Village Underground
15 Manchester Dancehouse Theatre