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UK act DUTCH UNCLES was formed back in 2004, when the band members were still in primary school. Duncan Wallis (vocals), Robin Richards (bass), Daniel Spedding (guitar), Peter Broadhead (guitar) and Andy Proudfoot (drums) already had experience from other band units, but now wanted to have a go with his joint venture. And when opportunity came knocking in 2009, and they were given the possibility to issue an album through German label Tapete Records, they took it. With a single and a self-titled debut disc to their name Dutch Uncles' adventures ensued with live gigs and a handful more single releases.

Upon returning to the isles they were signed by Memphis Indusstries, and their second full length production Cadenza was issued through that label in 2011, alongside a new single. Since then the band have been actively gigging throughout Europe in support of the latest additions to their discography.

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3.50 | 2 ratings
Dutch Uncles
3.81 | 7 ratings
3.88 | 7 ratings
Out Of Touch In The Wild
3.92 | 4 ratings
O Shudder
2.00 | 1 ratings
Big Balloon

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 Out Of Touch In The Wild by DUTCH UNCLES album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.88 | 7 ratings

Out Of Touch In The Wild
Dutch Uncles Crossover Prog

Review by Kingsnake

4 stars Another great album by this talented band.

The production is better than their previous album. It sounds phatter, more balanced and has a thicker sound. The melodies are great and stick with you. Great vocal hooks, accompanied by great rhythm guitar, solid drumming and a thrubbing basslines. I like the addition of some synths and malletkat in a few songs.

Again the influences of King Crimson, Tears for Fears, Roxy Music and Talking Heads are noticeable. But the band has their own fresh and unique sound. The vocals (as said before) sound like Kate Bush and Brian Ferry, wich (to me) is a good thing.

Great band, great songs, great vocals. Really tight music and a something different than all the neoprog and progmetal and depressive progmusic that seem to dominate these days.

Highly recommended to anyone.

 Cadenza by DUTCH UNCLES album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.81 | 7 ratings

Dutch Uncles Crossover Prog

Review by Kingsnake

4 stars Extremely talented and skilled musicians/composers.

The Dutch Uncles sound fresh and hip, although they play progressive rock. They say they are influenced by King Crimson, Kate Bush and Talking Heads, but you can definately hear influences by Roxy Music, Tears for Fears, Talk Talk, David Bowie and Gentle Giant.

The songs have poprock structures, and have short durations. There are no extensive guitarsoloss or keyboardsolos, but every song is skillfully crafted and played, with dozens of rhythm chanes, atypical rhythms, a variety of instruments. The songs build, have dynamics, tension and it never gets boring. The fact that the songs are short is their strongest feature. The emphasis is on rhythmguitar, leadguitarhooks and drums/bass.

The vocals sound reminiscent to Kate Bush and Brian Ferry, and I can imagine not may will like it, although the singer is very capable and has an excellent technique.

I can highly recommend this album to people who love 80's King Crimson, Roxy Music, Tears for Fears and Talking Heads.

 O Shudder by DUTCH UNCLES album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.92 | 4 ratings

O Shudder
Dutch Uncles Crossover Prog

Review by Kingsnake

4 stars Dutch Uncles is on of those modern indierock groups that have progressive rock tendencies.

The band cited Kate Bush, XTC and Talking Heads as influences. And that's exactly what you get, especially because singer Duncan Wallis has an adrogynous voice, sometimes reminiscent of Kate Bush but also similar to Brian Ferry and even a Bowiesque vocal approach.

Dutch Uncles as a band create weird, atypical pop/rock music, where the songstructures and instrument use can also remind the listener to Gentle Giant. The band has many influences aswell form eighties new wave like Talking Heads and The Fixx.

Although the songs have difficult rhythms and the musicians are very skillfull, the songs are very catchy, and enjoyable. To me, this band is the perfect example how to be extremely talented and skillfull and still create perfect popmusic. On top of that the production is top notch.

Dutch Uncles is a band that should be more adored by musicfans, on the pop- and prog side of music. I can highly recommend this album to anyone that likes Tears for Fears, Talking Heads, Fixx, Bowie, Kate Bush, Roxy Music and 80's King Crimson.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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