| Marple, Stockport, England|
Duncan Wallis, Robin Richards, Daniel Spedding, Peter Timothy Broadhead, Andrew Proudfoot
Memphis Industries, Tapete Records
Indie pop, Math rock, Progressive rock, Art rock
O Shudder, Out of Touch in the Wild, Cadenza, Dutch Uncles, Big Balloon
Dutch Uncles are an English indie pop band from Marple. They are known for their use of atypical time signatures within a pop context, and the androgynous vocals of frontman Duncan Wallis. Their influences include Kate Bush, King Crimson, Steve Reich, XTC and Talking Heads.
Originally from Marple, the band started playing together in college. They became Dutch Uncles in April 2008, and in early 2009 released their self-titled debut album in Germany with Tapete Records, recorded at Cloud Hill Studios in Hamburg.
The band returned in 2010 with their UK debut single "The Ink", released through independent record label Love & Disaster on 31 May 2010. Soon after, they signed to London label Memphis Industries and released the single "Fragrant" on 1 November 2010. The band's second album entitled Cadenza was released on 25 April 2011. The band toured the UK throughout 2011 including appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivals and stage headline slots at Bestival and Latitude, followed by a European and UK support tour with Wild Beasts.
Their third album, Out of Touch In The Wild, was released on 14 January 2013. The following summer the band supported American rock band Paramore on their European tour. Paramore guitarist Taylor York cited Dutch Uncles as an inspiration for their 2013 album.
The band released their fourth album, O Shudder, on 23 February 2015. They played their biggest headline shows to date at the Koko in London and The Ritz in Manchester in spring 2015. In autumn 2015, the band supported Garbage on the European leg of their 20 Years Queer anniversary tour.
In February 2017, the band released their fifth album, Big Balloon. The release coincides with a 12-date UK tour and an appearance at the BBC 6 Music Festival.Pete Broadhead – Guitar (2008-present)
Andy Proudfoot – Drums (2008-present)
Robin Richards – Bass guitar (2008-present)
Duncan Wallis – Lead vocals, piano (2008-present)
Henry Broadhead – Synthesisers, percussion (2015-present)
Neil Wright – Guitar (2015-present)
Daniel Spedding – Guitar (2008-2015)
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