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Dutch Uncles

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Dutch Uncles are one of the bands at the fore-front of Manchester's (UK) vibrant new music scene that whilst remaining respectful, tries to swerve the city's 'lad-rock' stereotype. Pulling unlikely influences from Steve Reich, XTC and Talking Heads, the band have an unconventional approach to songwriting with individuals scoring tracks much the same way a classical composer would, presenting songs and ideas to the rest of the band as sheet music.

Combining jaw-dropping musicianship, whip-smart hooks and strangely danceable time signatures along with the flamboyant stage presence of lead singer Duncan Wallis this makes Dutch Uncles one of the most interesting pop dichotomies in a very long time.

Signing to Memphis Industries, the band released their album 'Cadenza' in April 2011 to critical acclaim with much of the UK press and fans alike falling deeply in love with their unmistakable brand of what has been coined 'Math-pop'. With singles hitting the BBC 6Music playlists and regular plays across BBC Radio 1, 2011 has seen the band sell out shows across the UK along with major festival appearances and touring Europe with Wild Beasts.

Prolific and inventive, the band will be returning to the studio just 7 months after the release of their debut to record the follow up album due in the Spring, 2012.

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