February 28, 2009
Album Review: Dutch Uncles Dutch Uncles Tickets
6 / 10
Facts about this album:
Dutch Uncles are Duncan Wallis on vocals, Peter Broadhead and Daniel Spedding on guitars, Robin Richards on bass and Andrew Proudfoot on drums
Dutch uncles have already done two tours of Germany.
Dutch Uncles formed in 2004 in Marple.
In this confused age, when major labels no longer account for half of the GDP of Bolivia, but a band so primitive they can barely walk upright (Twisted Wheel, in case you were wondering) can still get a lucrative record deal, we really need bands like Dutch Uncles. Hailing from Marple on the outskirts of Manchester, but somehow signed to a German indie label, their scratchy post-punk racket effectively draws a line between the first Futureheads album and Vampire Weekend. On the likes of ‘I Owe Someone For Everything’ frontman Duncan Paton’s idiosyncratic yelping can be a bit annoying, but when they stop trying too hard, as on ‘Twelfth’, the results are quite pleasing. And, hey, in these troubled times, at least they are trying.
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