Dutch Uncles share “Streetlight,” new album ‘Big Balloon’ out February 17
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Manchester’s idiosyncratic art-popologists Dutch Uncles return with Big Balloon, their new studio album, on February 17 on Memphis Industries.
This week the band shares their latest single Streetlight. “‘Streetlight’ is about becoming content with your loneliness,” Dutch Uncles’ vocalist Duncan Wallis explains. “It’s about being skeptical, but aware and open to new chances at connecting again. It’s about realizing your own needs, possibly for the first time.” Stream the track over at BrooklynVegan and on SoundCloud.
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, Big Balloon is the fifth Dutch Uncles studio album and the follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed O Shudder.
Big Balloon is the latest chapter in Dutch Uncles’ brilliantly witty, hip-swiveling, left-field adventures and was recorded in Manchester’s Old Granada TV Studios where Sex Pistols and Joy Division made their televisual debuts.
Big Balloon then is Dutch Uncles’ finest album to date, taking listeners on an exhilarating cerebral journey that marks them out a one of the UK’s most consistently forward thinking bands.
Dutch Uncles are Duncan Wallis, Robin Richards, Peter Broadhead and Andrew Proudfoot. Big Balloon is available to pre-order on limited edition clear 180gm vinyl and CD from the band’s website at www.dutchuncles.co.uk and i
18 Feb – Manchester, Low Four Studio, Piccadilly Records Out Store
20 Feb – Nottingham, Rough Trade In Store
21 Feb – London, Rough Trade East In Store
22 Feb – Bristol, Rise In Store
01 March – Edinburgh, Electric Circus
02 March – Newcastle, The Cluny
03 March – Leeds, The Wardrobe
04 March – Nottingham, Bodega
06 March – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
07 March – Sheffield, The Plug
08 March – Oxford, O2 Academy2
09 March – Bristol, Fleece
11 March – Brighton, The Haunt
12 March – Southampton, Talking Heads
13 March – London, Village Underground
15 March – Manchester, Dancehouse Theatre
27 Jul – 30 Jul 2017 – Hertfordshire, Standon Calling Festival
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Street Date: February 17, 2017
1. Big Balloon
3. Combo Box
4. Same Plane Dream
8. Oh Yeah