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

Big Balloon is the latest chapter in Dutch Uncles’ brilliantly witty, hip-swiveling, left-field adventures. Taking musical inspiration from Kate Bush's The Red Shoes, Low-era David Bowie, some slightly-less fashionable records belonging to their Dads and East European techno, it's the fifth Dutch Uncles studio album and the follow-up to 2015's acclaimed O Shudder.

Functioning as ten distinct pieces, each tackling a different topic, including austerity cuts, therapy, fried chicken, paranoia and coming to terms with loneliness, Big Balloon is Dutch Uncles’ finest album to date, taking listeners on an exhilarating cerebral journey.

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: Bracing, inventive, catchy electronic-tinged indie at it's very finest. Never afraid to stray from conventions but managing to keep the hooks flowing, DU deliver both a benchmark and a triumph.

FORMAT INFORMATION

Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive clear vinyl.

Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

Manchester-based Dutch Uncles are sub-20 year olds, pulling funny faces, wearing checked shirts, and playing tighter than their drainpipe jeans. The first single "Face In" was produced by Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, Foals, Pete And The Pirates), and the rest of this debut album was recorded in a stormy ten day session in Hamburg, Germany. Call it prog-pop, mathrock, indie, jingle-jangle... John Kennedy XFM said 'Trying to pin down the sound of Dutch Uncles is tricky… somehow they are new wave, no wave, post punk and pop all at once. They have the well drilled groove of The Strokes, the chiming African inflected guitars of Vampire Weekend, the otherness of Shudder To Think but then there's the repetition of Steve Reich and the singular singing of Duncan Paton. These ten songs are just the start. Dutch Uncles are only opening their wings.'


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