22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Dutch Uncles

“Manchester indie group return with a funk pop track which describes the primal urges of mankind with an oddly matter of fact approach”The Guardian

Manchester four piece Dutch Uncles return with new album O Shudder. O Shudder was recorded in Wales and Salford with long term collaborator Brendan Williams and features a cameo from Liverpool three piece Stealing Sheep.  Without loosing any of their esoteric tendencies, O Shudder is easily Dutch Uncles’ most accessible album yet, with the band finally having alchemised their idiosyncrasies into art-pop perfection. Lead singer Duncan Wallis describes the themes of the record as being “more personal and direct than before with reflections on pregnancy, terrorism, school discos, divorce, health scares, sexual dysfunction and job-seeking”. The long player will be introduced by the single ‘In n Out’. Futuristic synth sweeps, precise percussion, explosive snares and vivid fretless-bass lines propel the groove, whilst singer Wallis sketches this “grammatically poor approach to breaking down the ‘friend zone’.

Stages

Lovell Stage

Days

2016