#musicmonday : Dutch Uncles – Flexxin

Dutch Uncles pic from MySpace via Wikipedia

A lot of the best music these days dabbles in weird time signatures and is influenced by Steve Reich. That is not unusual. To hear those influences with such easy-on-the-ear pop melodies is unusual. They’re as into Talking Heads as they’re into … well, the weird stuff, and the result is as breezy as a May morning.

It’s the sort of song you’d called “endearing” – all plucked strings and the sort of earnestly cheerful vocals that befit a radio hit from the 1980s – if only it wasn’t for those peskily abrupt time changes. Then again, that never did Sparks any harm*.

Out of Touch in the Wild is released today on Memphis Industries.

:edit: This just in!

Out of Touch In The Wild is in all good record stores today on CD / Gold Vinyl with DL Code  / Download. Buy your copy, if you haven’t already, from these one of these lovely shops / megalithic corporations:

Rise Records
Rough Trade
Banquet Records
Dutch Uncles 


Starting tonight, Dutch Uncles are playing a handful of instores and outstores as follows. Entry is limited so check with the record shops to see what’s available

14th Jan Manchester, Piccadilly Records Outstore at The Castle Hotel
15th Jan Bristol, Rise Records Instore
16th Jan London, Rough Trade East Instore
17th Jan Kingston, Banquet Records, New Slang

And if you can’t make any of them, they’ll be live in session for Lauren Laverne on BBC 6music this Wednesday, 16th Jan at midday.


Just a reminder you can still, get ticket / tshirt / music bundles direct from www.dutchuncles.co.uk – shows as follow

5th Feb Newcastle The Cluny
6th Feb Glasgow Art School
7th Feb Leeds Brundenell Social Club
8th Feb Liverpool Kazimier
9th Feb Sheffield Leadmill
12th Feb Cardiff The Moon Club
13th Feb Brighton The Green Door Store
14th Feb London Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
15th Feb Birmingham Hare & Hounds
16th Feb Manchester Gorilla

And also, keep your eyes peeled for something super exciting hitting the interweb tomorrow

Till next time

Memphis Industries


:edit :edit: Oh, I see, NOW they release a video! It’s like Thom Yorke and Ricky Gervais had a baby.



*And that Sparks song …


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