Whilst their eponymous debut certainly turned a few heads, Dutch Uncles’ latest single The Ink has taken the band’s signature sound to the next level. The math rock infleunced indie pop that they’re famed for has suddenly found a whole new sense of purpose, coming across more dramatic and a lot fresher than anything else they’ve put out top date. The single is due out within the coming week (give or take a few days for printing catastrophes) and the band take to the stage of Manchester’s Deaf Institute this Friday to celebrate it’s launch. The band kindly agreed to answer a few quick questions about what they’ve been up to ahead of the show.
Dutch Uncles – The Ink
For the benefit of anyone who hasn’t listened to you, how would you describe your sound?
We are a guitar band that make ‘proggy’ pop music… or ‘poppy’ prog music… s’all good. And what have you been upto of late?
We’re being professional and executing plans for our single launch.
A horribly obvious question, but one that I’ve got to ask what’s ‘The Ink’ about?
‘The Ink’ is a song about sticking to your decisions and removing yourself from any bad feelings about it.
It’s been a year and a half since you put out your debut album. Do you think you’ve changed since then?
We’re certainly not all about the 11/8 time signatures anymore (but we miss them so). Put simply, we’re trying to make a bigger sound for ourselves.
Along with Delphic, Egyptian Hip Hop and Wu Lyf (amongst others) you’re from Marple – do they put something in the water up there?
We only drink bottled water. That’s the reason.
Are there any up and coming bands that you think we should know about?
We’re very pleased to be having The ABC Club and Deaf To Van Gogh’s Ear supporting us at our single launch. They both have a very honest music with very different styles.
What can we expect from you in the future? Surely there’s a second album on the way? We are always writing towards a second album but for now we can only go one single at a time. We have songs ready for another release after the summer that much we’re sure.