Dutch Uncles

Dutch Uncles

Manchester’s idiosyncratic art-popologists Dutch Uncles return with Big Balloon, their new studio album, to be released on Friday 17th February 2017 (Memphis Industries).

Today, the band shares their latest single ‘Streetlight’.

“‘Streetlight’ is about becoming content with your loneliness,” Dutch Uncles’ vocalist Duncan Wallis explains. “It’s about being skeptical, but aware and open to new chances at connecting again. It’s about realizing your own needs, possibly for the first time.”

Taking musical inspiration from Kate Bush’s The Red Shoes, Low-era David Bowie, some other slightly-less fashionable records belonging to their Dads and the eastern European techno discovered by Richards while working in Ukraine last year, the subjects tackled on Big Balloon include austerity cuts, therapy, fried chicken, paranoia and coming to terms with loneliness. It’s the fifth Dutch Uncles studio album and the follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed, O Shudder.

Dutch Uncles recently announced a tour for 2017, bringing their unique art-pop manoeuvres to UK venues. The run culminates in two special nights at London’s Village Underground and Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre (on Monday 13th, and Wednesday 15th March 2017, respectively).


Sat 18th Manchester Piccadilly Record (instore / outstore) @ Old Granada Studios
Mon 20th Nottingham Rough Trade (instore)
Tue 21st London Rough Trade East (instore)
Wed 22nd Bristol Rise (instore)

Wed 1st Edinburgh Electric Circus
Thur 2nd Newcastle The Cluny
Fri 3rd Leeds The Wardrobe
Sat 4th Nottingham Bodega
Mon 6th Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Tue 7th Sheffield The Plug
Wed 8th Oxford O2 Academy2
Thur 9th Bristol Fleece
Sat 11th Brighton The Haunt
Sun 12th Southampton Talking Heads
Mon 13th London Village Underground
Wed 15th Manchester Dancehouse Theatre

All tickets now available from the band’s official website.

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