Dutch Uncles have unveiled the first single to be taken from forthcoming fourth album, O Shudder.

The Manchester five-piece have previewed Decided Knowledge, which will be released on February 23 on Memphis Industries, before the album is released on March 2.

Lead singer Duncan Wallis explains: “The lyrics came as a reaction to failing very miserably at a job interview.

“It was a council job at a local arts centre. I thought personal experience would account for something, but it really didn’t.

“So the melodramatic tone of the words reflect a) how very assuming I was; and, b) how very unsuitable for the job I was in the first place.”

The album was recorded in the Welsh valleys and at their studio in Salford with long-term collaborator Brendan Williams, and features a cameo from Liverpool three-piece Stealing Sheep.

Following the release of the album, the band will play gigs in Stoke, Manchester, London, Belfast and Dublin.

Dutch Uncles play:

26 March 2015 – The Sugarmill, Stoke
27 March 2015 – The Ritz, Manchester
10 April 2015 – Koko, London
24 April 2015 – Belfast, Limelight 2
25 April 2015 – Dublin, Workman’s Club

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