Breaking Manchester band Dutch Uncles will headline at theAcademy 2 on Friday, November 18th. The band released their album Cadenza earlier this year to rave reviews and will make their debut appearance in the Academy 2. It’s a record which, in addition to the cross-dressing videos and live shows in churches with 10-piece orchestras, puts clear blue water between them and the dreary Mancunian macho-rock clichés of the recent and not so recent past. The band is made up of friends Duncan Wallis, Robin Richards, Pete Broadhead, Dan Speeding and Andy Proudfoot.
The song ‘Fragrant’ see the band’s pop noise right to the fore. Precisely woven melodies and whip-smart guitar lines frame singer Duncan’s spidery lyricism, combing to forge chrome plated future pop classic. Then there’s Dressage, all frenzied guitars, full-throttle pace, and ping pong melodies. “We basically write to entertain our attention spans… an ADD-indie if you will” says Duncan. But the album also shows off Dutch Uncles more reflective side. Dolli is a lilting mostly acapella piece, and The Rub sees Duncan’s plaintive refrain framed by vibraphones, xylophone and glockenspiel. AsDuncan says of the album “it’s definitely pop music but hopefully with a little bit more for the listener to scratch beneath the surface”.
Tickets priced €10 inclusive of booking fee are on-sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and ticketmaster.ie.