Dutch Uncles have shared their new single ‘Poppin’.
The Manchester band have competed work on their new album, the band’s first since the success of ‘Big Balloon’ all the way back in 2017. Out on March 10th, ‘True Entertainment’ finds Dutch Uncles absorbing new influences, and it features guest vocal contributions from Metronomy‘s Anna Prior and Everything Everything‘s Jonathan Higgs.
New song ‘Poppin’ is online now, and the neat interplay between that funky bass line and those sharp-edged electronics recalls Talking Heads’ work under the auspices of Brian Eno.
Urgent and physical while remaining devoutly intelligent, it was primarily composed by the band’s Peter Broadhead. Taken to the band, it becomes a Dutch Uncles ensemble piece, with lyrics that discuss post-night out anxiety.
Vocalist Duncan Wallis comments…
“Poppin’ is a minimal take on the age-old anxieties, dread and fear we all experience at certain times – bumping into old faces hungover (or worse, not hungover), taking too long to answer the question ‘you alright?’, forgetting everyone’s name and constantly assessing if old faces were present at any moments of particular cringe in your past.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Oliver Sangster