Dutch Uncles

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Dutch Uncles
Origin Marple, Stockport, England
Genres Indie pop
Math pop
New prog
Art rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Tapete Records (GER)
Love and Disaster (UK)
Memphis Industries (UK)
Website dutchuncles.co.uk
Members Duncan Wallis
Andy Proudfoot
Robin Richards
Peter Broadhead
Past members Daniel "Sped" Spedding

Dutch Uncles are a British indie pop band from Marple, England. They are known for their use of atypical time signatures within a pop context, as well as the androgynous vocals of frontman Duncan Wallis.[1] Their influences include several bands such as King Crimson, Steve Reich, XTC and Talking Heads.[2]


Originally from Marple, the band started playing together in college.[3] They became Dutch Uncles in April 2008, and in early 2009 released their eponymous debut album in Germany with Tapete Records,[4] a German label, recorded at Cloud Hill Studios in Hamburg.[5]

The band returned in 2010 with their UK debut single "The Ink", released through the independent record label Love & Disaster on 31 May 2010.[6] Soon after, the band signed to London label Memphis Industries and released the single "Fragrant" on 1 November 2010.[7] The band's second album entitled Cadenza was released on 25 April 2011.[8] The band toured the UK throughout 2011 including appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivals and stage headline slots at Bestival and Latitude, followed by a European and UK support tour with Wild Beasts.[9]

A third album, Out of Touch, In the Wild, was released on January 14, 2013.[10] The following summer the band supported American rock band Paramore on their European tour.[11] Interestingly, Paramore guitarist Taylor York mentioned Dutch Uncles as one source of inspiration for their 2013 album.[12] In 2013, after the release of their third LP, Out of Touch in the Wild, Dutch Uncles joined Paramore’s European stadium tour.

The band released their fourth album, O Shudder, on February 23, 2015. A day later, guitarist Daniel Spedding announced his departure from the group to focus on other projects.[13]


  • Pete Broadhead – Guitar
  • Andy Proudfoot – Drums
  • Robin Richards – Bass guitar
  • Duncan Wallis – Lead vocals, piano

Former members[edit]

  • Daniel "Sped" Spedding – Guitar (2008-2015)


Studio albums[edit]

Dutch Uncles - Cadenza album cover
Title Record label Release date
Dutch Uncles
Tapete Records
February 2009
Memphis Industries
25 April 2011
Out of Touch In The Wild
Memphis Industries
14 January 2013
O Shudder
Memphis Industries
23 February 2015


Title Record label Release date
Cadenza B-Sides
Memphis Industries
21 June 2011
Godboy EP
Memphis Industries
17 January 2013


Title Record label Release date Album
"Face In" Tapete Records December 2008 Dutch Uncles
"Steadycam" Tapete Records March 2009
"OCDUC" Love & Disaster January 2010 Cadenza
"The Ink" Love & Disaster May 2010
"Fragrant" Memphis Industries November 2010
"Face In" (re-release) Download Only February 2011
"Cadenza" Memphis Industries 2 May 2011 Cadenza
"X-O" Memphis Industries 4 July 2011
"The Ink" Memphis Industries September 2011
"Fester" Memphis Industries November 2012 Out of Touch in the Wild
"Flexxin" Memphis Industries January 2013
"Slave To The Atypical Rhythm" (record store day release) Memphis Industries April 2013
"Bellio" Memphis Industries May 2013 Out of Touch in the Wild
"Nometo" Memphis Industries September 2013
"In n Out" Memphis Industries December 2014 O Shudder
"Decided Knowledge" Memphis Industries March 2015
"Upsilon" Memphis Industries May 2015


  1. ^ Paul Lester. "New band of the day – No 691: Dutch Uncles | Music". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Dutch Uncles". The Line Of Best Fit. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  3. ^ "BBC - Dutch Uncles and Delphic put Marple on the music map". BBC News. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Manchester - Introducing - Dutch Uncles – Dutch Uncles (Tapete Records)". BBC. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Dutch Uncles | Artist | Clash Magazine". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Dutch Uncles – The Ink | The Pigeon Post". Thepigeonpost.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  7. ^ "Music News from THE FLY - The UK's most popular music magazine". The Fly. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  8. ^ "Music - Review of Dutch Uncles - Cadenza". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  9. ^ "Dutch Uncles announce new single and tour with Wild Beasts". Shout4Music. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  10. ^ "Dutch Uncles Return With New Album | News | Clash Magazine". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  11. ^ "Rockhal: Dutch Uncles To Support Paramore". Rockhal.lu. 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  12. ^ "Paramore cite Dutch Uncles, Alt J and Frank Ocean as influences on new album | News". Nme.Com. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  13. ^ "Dutch Uncles - Announcement: Sped has decided to pursue...". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 

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