Track Of The Day – Dutch Uncles – Fester – Free Download

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They may not be Dutch, they may not even be uncles, but Manchester’s Dutch Uncles do have a new single out, the somewhat unappetisingly titled ‘Fester’.  We initially read this as” Dutch Uncle Fester” and immediately imagined Morticia Addams’  ghoulish shiny bonced, wild eyed, electrically charged relative, and why not, after all the Dutch are almost as famous for  bulbs as Uncle Fester. Silly

Perhaps our misreading was somehow prophetic because in many ways ‘Fester’ has provided us with something of a light bulb moment with regard to Dutch Uncles.  They’ve been a band who we have never quite fully engaged with, however with ‘Fester‘ they have hit the musical nail on the head and produced a quirky slice of art pop that sits somewhere between Django Django and Outfit.  It’s all too easy to get this style of music wrong, to over-egg the musical pudding if you will and if you overplay the quirky knowingness things can quickly shift from enigmatically engaging to arse achingly annoying.  However,  Dutch Uncles never overplay their hand and manage pull it off with some aplomb.

Fester’ is out on 12th November but  is  currently available as a free download for a limited time. It’s taken from the new album ‘Out of Touch in the Wild‘ which is released on 14th January 2013 via Memphis Industries

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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