Bands to Watch #146: Dutch Uncles

By on Wednesday, 18th November 2009 at 12:00 pm

Dutch Uncles (side)Last week, I introduced you to Delphic – a trance quartet hailing from Manchester. It would appear that Mancunians are very much on the ball musically of late, since Dutch Uncles, the indie stars I’d like to introduce to you today, similarly spawn from the Northern city.

Dutch Uncles are signed, rather intriguingly, to Germany’s biggest label, Tapete Records, and have already released themselves a full-length album back in February. However, it’s just these past few months the quintet have truly started to set tounges-a-wagging.

Dutch Uncles skilfully fuse fuzz pop-riffs and new wave synths with fizzed-up vocals – ala an edgy Vampire Weekend. The sometimes jagged, asymmetric melodies, can often lead the band into shiny prog territory (listen to Feargoo – hear the hints of Mew?). The Uncles even layer on, quite fearlessly, a more crunchy, sinister sound (check out Doppelganger, for example), yet, whatever musical face they do choose to wear, Dutch Uncles never fail in dropping unbeatable hooks which enjoy playing around in your mind far too much, quite frankly.

Wanna hear more? Check out the band’s official video to ‘Face In’, below.


If you think Dutch Uncles are going to be big in the coming year, why not go ahead and vote for them in our poll – ‘10 for 2010? – which is set on finding the biggest bands of 2010.

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[…] Jess introduced them properly the other week, and you can catch them on the road supporting Bombay Bicycle Club later this month. You can watch the video for their single “Face In” below. […]

[…] Support on some of the dates will be provided by Dutch Uncles (see starred dates), who Jess introduced us to last November and you the readers voted #7 on our 10 for 2010 poll. Tickets for this tour are on sale now.Friday […]

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