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Dutch Uncles

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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


  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Members
    • 21 Touring members
    • 22 Former members
  • 3 Discography
    • 31 Studio albums
    • 32 EPs
    • 33 Singles
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


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 coincided with a 12-date UK tour and an appearance at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival They made their first appearances at the Glastonbury Music Festival in June 2017


  • Pete Broadhead – Guitar 2008–present
  • Andy Proudfoot – Drums 2008–present
  • Robin Richards – Bass guitar 2008–present
  • Duncan Wallis – Lead vocals, piano 2008–present

Touring members

  • Henry Broadhead – Synthesisers, percussion 2015–present
  • Neil Wright – Guitar 2015–present

Former members

  • Daniel Spedding – Guitar 2008–2015


Studio albums

Dutch Uncles - Cadenza album cover
Title Record label Release date UK peak chart position
Dutch Uncles Tapete Records 16 February 2009 -
Cadenza Memphis Industries 25 April 2011 174
Out of Touch in the Wild Memphis Industries 14 January 2013 84
O Shudder Memphis Industries 23 February 2015 92
Big Balloon Memphis Industries 17 February 2017 82


Title Record label Release date
Cadenza B-Sides Memphis Industries 21 June 2011
Godboy EP Memphis Industries 17 January 2013
Bellio EP Memphis Industries 29 April 2013


Title Record label Release date Album
"Face In" Tapete Records December 2008 Dutch Uncles
"Steadycam" Tapete Records March 2009
"OCDUC" Love & Disaster January 2010 Cadenza
"The Ink" Love & Disaster May 2010
"Fragrant" Memphis Industries November 2010
"Face In" re-release Download Only February 2011
"Cadenza" Memphis Industries 2 May 2011 Cadenza
"X-O" Memphis Industries 4 July 2011
"The Ink" re-release Memphis Industries September 2011
"Fester" Memphis Industries November 2012 Out of Touch in the Wild
"Flexxin" Memphis Industries January 2013
"Slave To The Atypical Rhythm" RSD release Memphis Industries April 2013
"Bellio" Memphis Industries May 2013 Out of Touch in the Wild
"Nometo" Memphis Industries September 2013
"In n Out" Memphis Industries December 2014 O Shudder
"Decided Knowledge" Memphis Industries March 2015
"Upsilon" Memphis Industries May 2015
"Big Balloon" Memphis Industries January 2017 Big Balloon
"Oh Yeah" Memphis Industries February 2017
"Streetlight" Memphis Industries June 2017


  1. ^ Paul Lester "New band of the day – No 691: Dutch Uncles | Music" theguardiancom Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  2. ^ "Dutch Uncles" The Line Of Best Fit Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  3. ^ "BBC - Dutch Uncles and Delphic put Marple on the music map" BBC News 2010-08-10 Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  4. ^ "Manchester - Introducing - Dutch Uncles – Dutch Uncles Tapete Records" BBC Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  5. ^ "Dutch Uncles | Artist | Clash Magazine" Clashmusiccom Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Dutch Uncles – The Ink | The Pigeon Post" Thepigeonpostwordpresscom Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  7. ^ "Music News from THE FLY - The UK's most popular music magazine" The Fly Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  8. ^ "Music - Review of Dutch Uncles - Cadenza" BBC 1970-01-01 Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  9. ^ "Dutch Uncles announce new single and tour with Wild Beasts" Shout4Music 2014-06-23 Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  10. ^ "Dutch Uncles Return With New Album | News | Clash Magazine" Clashmusiccom Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  11. ^ "Rockhal: Dutch Uncles To Support Paramore" Rockhallu 2013-06-13 Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  12. ^ "Paramore cite Dutch Uncles, Alt J and Frank Ocean as influences on new album | News" NmeCom 2013-02-12 Retrieved 2014-06-29 
  13. ^ http://wwwdutchunclescouk

External links

  • Official website
  • Myspace Profile
  • Memphis Industries Profile
  • Tapete Records Profile

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