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Dutch Uncles prep new LP ‘Big Balloon’ (listen to “Streetlight”)

Sebastian Matthes
photo: Sebastian Matthes

Manchester, England’s Dutch Uncles make off-kilter pop that falls somewhere between the quirky danceability of Hot Chip and the arty precision of Field Music. The band are gearing up to release their fifth album, Big Balloon, via Memphis Industries and cite Berlin-era Bowie and Kate Bush’s The Red Shoes as influences here. You can hear a bit of all that in “Streetlight” which is both crystalline and groovy. That song premieres in this post and you can listen to it, along with a couple other tracks off the album, below.

Dutch Uncles haven’t made any plans to come to North America just yet, but they do have a UK tour starting right after the Big Balloon‘s release and all tour dates are listed below.


Dutch Uncles – Big Balloon – Tracklist:
1. Big Balloon
2. Baskin’
3. Combo Box
4. Same Plane Dream
5. Achameleon
6. Hiccup
7. Streetlight
8. Oh Yeah
9. Sink
10. Overton

Dutch Uncles — Tour Dates
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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