“Dutch Uncles have claimed David Bowie as the chief inspiration for Big Balloon, and it makes sense. He was another musician in whom it was worth putting your trust even if you had no idea what he was going on about half the time.” – The Times ✮✮✮✮
“The Salford band have shed some of their lithe, shoulder-pad pop for something burlier and with greater intent: inspired by Kate Bush’s The Red Shoes, Low-era Bowie and eastern European techno, its songs barge in with urgency.” – The Guardian ✮✮✮✮
“A high-flying triumph.” – UNCUT 8/10
“Dutch Uncles have served up a finger-lickin’ feast.” DIY ✮✮✮✮
“Bumptiously abundant, this fifth outing by the Manc art poppers keeps the spirit of such career Brit forbears as XTC alive in Duncan Willis’ ambitious tunes.”
– The Mirror ✮✮✮✮
Big Balloon is available on Limited Edition Clear Vinyl, Signed LP, CD or on all digital platforms.
Dutch Uncles have released their new single Streetlight from their forthcoming album Big Balloon. Streetlight is smart, funky, soft pedal disco.
Streetlight is taken from Dutch Uncles new album Big Balloon which you can pre-order from the bands website, as well as iTunes and Amazon.
The band are on tour throughout February and March:
18 February Manchester Piccadilly Record Out Store @ Low Four Studios DETAILS
20 February Nottingham Rough Trade In Store DETAILS
21 February London Rough Trade East Instore DETAILS
22 February Bristol Rise Instore DETAILS
01 March Edinburgh Electric Circus TICKETS
02 March Newcastle The Cluny TICKETS
03 March Leeds The Wardrobe TICKETS
04 March Nottingham Bodega TICKETS
06 March Birmingham Hare and Hounds TICKETS
07 March Sheffield The Plug TICKETS
08 March Oxford O2 Academy2 TICKETS
09 March Bristol Fleece TICKETS
11 March Brighton The Haunt TICKETS
12 March Southampton Talking Heads TICKETS
13 March London Village Underground TICKETS
15 March Manchester Dancehouse Theatre TICKETS
Welcome Warm Digits - listen to new track "End Times (Featuring Field Music)"
we're delighted to welcome warm digits to the memphis fold. check out their new single end times (featuring field music) below premiering via Stereogum:
A new album, loosely themed around a present-day that teeters between celebration and devastation, is in the works for 2017 but in the meantime End Times serves as a dramatic and timely foretaste, a contender for first dance at the apocalypse disco.
Field Music’s Peter Brewis has taken the contemporary atmosphere of looming catastrophe and filtered it through the song's incipient funk and disco flavours, and asks: Could this really be the End Times? In early 2017, this is now starting to feel less like speculation and more like reportage.
Warm Digits' Andrew and Steve says of the collaboration with Field Music:
“When we first started looking for vocalists, long-time collaborators Field Music were a natural fit, having been DIY kindred spirits in the North East for as long as Warm Digits have existed”.
WARM DIGITS are the Newcastle-upon-Tyne duo that, in the words of legendary DJ/producer Andrew Weatherall, create “Machine funk kraut-a-delia – it’s rather lovely!”. Warm Digits' brew of live drums, guitar and electronics betray a love of Neu!, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, My Bloody Valentine and Boards Of Canada. Motorik percussion, electronic basslines, Keith Levene-style guitar chops and squelchy analogue warmth are accompanied by live visuals in performances that have graced the Psych Fests of both London and Liverpool, seen them support the likes of Goblin, Modeselektor, ESG, St. Etienne, Moon Duo and many more, toured the UK with British Sea Power and blown the audience away at Supersonic and many other festivals. Their blistering live sets of "krautophonic blizzard-wave" have to be seen to be believed.
For their new recordings, the band have sharpened up all the elements of their sound for a set of crisp, propulsive and melodically rich songs, and for the first time on selected songs have collaborated with some of their favourite vocalists: Peter Brewis of Field Music, Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne, Devon Sproule, and Mia La Metta of Beards.
NZCA LINES have shared the complete tour visuals for last years acclaimed album Infinite Summer.
Teaming up with designers TAXONYM and Amala Studio to produce films for every song on the record, these cinematic accompaniments flesh out the album's science fiction narrative with beautiful, evocative imagery. Michael explains:
"It was always my dream to have a visual for each song, something that would draw an audience deeper into our world. Our Village Underground show was an opportunity to bring the album to life onstage in a way we hadn't done before. I worked closely with TAXONYM and Amala Studio to articulate my thoughts, feelings and ideas behind each song on Infinite Summer, which they interpreted to create each of the videos."