Dutch Uncles on tour

After the release of the highly-acclaimed album Cadenza earlier in the year, Dutch Uncles hit the road for the second time in 2011, performing across the country in November.

The tour takes in Concorde II in Brighton on November 26.

Spokesman James Heward said: “Friends since primary school, Pete, Robin Andy and Sped grew up in Marple on the outskirts of Manchester. The quintet was augmented with the addition of singer Duncan Wallis in the later years of high school.

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“Dutch Uncles are fast becoming known for their unmistakable brand of progressive alt-pop, blending complex compositions and off-kilter time signatures with floating melodies.

“Pulling unlikely influences from Steve Reich, XTC and King Crimson, the band have an unconventional approach to song-writing with individuals scoring tracks much the same way a classical composer would, presenting songs and ideas to the rest of the band as sheet music.

“Whilst still in their teens, the band’s previous incarnation earned them respect amongst the Manchester music community, often upstaging bigger acts many years their senior with an unconventional approach to indie-pop and energetic live performances.

“A few years wiser and an inevitable change in direction finally saw the band in 2008 become Dutch Uncles playing their first show to a packed-out crowd supporting Metronomy. After playing for so long together, the band made the cathartic decision to draw a line under the past by recording and releasing their existing songs away from the UK music industry through German indie label Tapete.”