Today, the band shares their latest single “Streetlight” via Brooklyn Vegan, who describe the song as “crystalline and groovy.”[quote style=’1′ cite=”]“”Streetlight” is about becoming content with your loneliness”. “It’s about being skeptical, but aware and open to new chances at connecting again. It’s about realizing your own needs, possibly for the first time.” [/quote]Taking musical inspiration from Kate Bush‘s The Red Shoes, Low-era David Bowie, some other slightly-less fashionable records belonging to their Dads and the eastern European techno discovered by Richards while working in Ukraine last year, the subjects tackled on Big Balloon include austerity cuts, therapy, fried chicken, paranoia and coming to terms with loneliness. It’s the fifth Dutch Uncles studio album and the follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed O Shudder.
Dutch Uncles recently announced a tour for 2017, bringing their unique art-pop manoeuvres to UK venues. The run culminates in two special nights at London’s Village Underground and Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre (on 13th and 15th March, respectively).
Dutch Uncles 2017 Tour
18th – Manchester, Piccadilly Record (instore / outstore) @ Old Granada Studios
20th – Nottingham, Rough Trade (instore)
21st – London Rough Trade East (instore)
22nd – Bristol, Rise (instore)
1st – Edinburgh, Electric Circus
2nd – Newcastle, The Cluny
3rd – Leeds, The Wardrobe
4th – Nottingham, Bodega
6th – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
7th – Sheffield, The Plug
8th – Oxford, O2 Academy2
9th – Bristol, Fleece
11th – Brighton, The Haunt
12th – Southampton, Talking Heads
13th – London, Village Underground
15th – Manchester, Dancehouse Theatre
All tickets now available from the band’s official website.
Dutch Uncles are Duncan Wallis, Robin Richards, Peter Broadhead and Andrew Proudfoot. Big Balloon is available to pre-order now on limited-edition clear 180gm vinyl from Dutch Uncles and digitally via iTunes, both with instant downloads of the track “Big Balloon.” Deluxe versions of the album come with limited edition t-shirt, four signed postcards and your own big little balloon.