Out Of Touch, In The Wild
labyrinthine pop of Escher-like complexity & crystal clarity - imagine a less proggy field music hooking up with hot chip & you'll get the gist of this superb record.
the manchester outfit's 3rd record is a refined version of Dutch Uncles doing what they do best - they are a group who pitched their tents firmly in pop’s leftfield with their debut & who have made huge leaps forward with their quirky electronic indiepop with each subsequent release. insanely catchy & utterly brilliant! "Coming from the generation of bookish Manchester bands striving to throw off Northern Indie’s boorish image, Dutch Uncles look set to graduate at the top of the class” – NME, “a refreshingly intellectual approach to merging guitar-based indiepop with electronic dance” - Independent, “Dissonant, xylophone-pocked electro-pop - sublime” - Sunday Times.
natasha recommends : "Tone of the most adventurous, inventive & clever bands around (& a real treat live), who make effervescent, off-kilter prog-pop of the highest order. brilliant & unconventionally structured earworms".
joe recommends : "Afrobeat influenced riffs converse with resonant eighties synths, stereolab-esque choruses, and barbershop vocals. Through to the last arpeggiation, Out of touch is a unique, glorious, gem of indie, art, prog, pop."
- Zug Zwang