Dutch Uncles are a British indie pop band from Marple, England. They are known for their use of atypical time signatures within a pop context, as well as the androgynous vocals of frontman Duncan Wallis. Their influences include several bands such as 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 eponymous debut album in Germany with Tapete Records, a German label, recorded at Cloud Hill Studios in Hamburg.
The band returned in 2010 with their UK debut single "The Ink", released through the independent record label Love & Disaster on 31 May 2010. Soon after, the band 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.
A third album, Out of Touch, In the Wild, was released on January 14, 2013. The following summer the band supported American rock band Paramore on their European tour. Interestingly, Paramore guitarist Taylor York mentioned Dutch Uncles as one source of inspiration for their 2013 album. In 2013, after the release of their third LP, Out of Touch in the Wild, Dutch Uncles joined Paramore's European stadium tour.
The band released their fourth album, O Shudder, on February 23, 2015. A day later, guitarist Daniel Spedding announced his departure from the group to focus on other projects.
Pete Broadhead - Guitar,
Andy Proudfoot - Drums,
Robin Richards - Bass guitar,
Duncan Wallis - Lead vocals, piano,
Daniel "Sped" Spedding - Guitar (2008-2015)
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