Breaking Manchester band Dutch Uncles have officially confirmed details of a headline performance live at The Academy 2 in Dublin on Friday November 18th 2011. Tickets priced €10 inclusive of booking fee are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Dutch Uncles will also be performing live at Auntie Annie’s in Belfast on Saturday November 19th 2011 as part of their Irish Tour Dates. Click here to buy tickets.
Sometimes it’s better to take the byroads. Walking the backstreets rather than the high street may mean a longer journey, but it’s where the character and quirks, the very heart of a town can be found. And character, quirk and heart is certainly what Dutch Uncles acquired between forming 5 years ago in the Manchester ‘burb of Marple and finishing their debut album for Memphis Industries, Cadenza. It’s a record which, in addition to the cross-dressing videos and live shows in churches with 10-piece orchestras, puts clear blue water between them and the dreary Mancunian macho-rock clichés of the recent and not so recent past.
Fragrant see the band’s pop nouse right to the fore. Precisely woven melodies and whip-smart guitar lines frame singer Duncan’s spidery lyricism, combing to forge a chrome plated future pop classic. Then there’s Dressage, all frenzied guitars, full-throttle pace, and ping pong melodies. “We basically write to entertain our attention spans… an ADD-indie if you will” says Duncan. But the album also shows off Dutch Uncles more reflective side. Dolli is a lilting mostly accapella piece, and The Rub sees Duncan’s plaintive refrain framed by vibraphones, xylophone and glockenspiel. As Duncan says of the album “it’s definitely pop music but hopefully with a little bit more for the listener to scratch beneath the surface.
“Endless grooves spreading quicker than an infection on an NHS ward” NME
“one of 2011′s most exciting prospects” THE FLY
“from the XTC school of complex time-signatures, Talking Heads go math-pop” THE TIMES Ones To Watch 2011
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