DUTCH UNCLES SHARE “OH YEAH” VIDEO
View Oh Yeah video
FILM SHOT AT BURY ROLLER RINK AND FEATURES STEALING SHEEP
BIG BALLOON LP OUT NOW; “OH YEAH” CURRENTLY ON BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC PLAYLIST
UK TOUR STARTS TONIGHT AND INCLUDES LONDON SHOW @ VILLAGE UNDERGROUND ON 13TH MARCH
To celebrate their UK tour starting tonight in Edinburgh, Dutch Uncles have shared their video for “Oh Yeah.” The new single is currently on the BBC 6 Music playlist and features backing guest vocals from Stealing Sheep, Everything Everything and Aldous RH.
The “Oh Yeah” visuals were shot at Bury roller rink and finds DU vocalist Duncan Wallis donning skates alongside Stealing Sheep and the rest of the band.
Duncan Wallis: “Yeah, I used to be a skater boy. But like most other fruit-booters I didn’t have the patience to learn boarding or BMXing, so skating became my thing. I gave up soon after because I refused to wear a helmet but didn’t want to destroy my quite frankly beautiful face or brains), but when Nick suggested a bit of 4-on-4, I couldn’t wait to tear shit up.”
“Practising was a little odd. At 4pm on a Wednesday in a roller rink, you find yourself the only person over 10 years old working on some sweet glides, so I didn’t have much time as to not arouse suspicion.”
Video director Nick Middleton: “Duncan’s dancing style has always been a large part of the Dutch Uncles live experience. He’s got a pretty unique way of dancing and I wanted to just let him do his thing. The track is all about reaching an ‘emotional zero’ and finding something that sustains you beyond that, the beginning of something new. I showed that with Duncan alone in the rink at the beginning, and Stealing Sheep arriving in their pink bomber jackets intrigued and joining in. Eventually everyone joins in and lots of money is thrown around in slow motion, with everyone grabbing for it like at the end of the Crystal Maze.”
Big Balloon is out now on Memphis Industries, and was featured last week on It’s Album Time (Huw Stephens Radio 1) and as a BBC 6 Music Album Of The Day. 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 are bringing their unique art-pop manoeuvres to UK venues this month, starting tonight in Edinburgh. The run culminates in two special nights at London’s Village Underground and Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre (on 13th and 15th March, respectively), and the band are confirmed for the BBC 6 Music Festival in Glasgow on 24th March.
DUTCH UNCLES 2017 TOUR
01 March – Edinburgh, Electric Circus
02 March – Newcastle, The Cluny
03 March – Leeds, The Wardrobe
04 March – Nottingham, Bodega
06 March – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
07 March – Sheffield, The Plug
08 March – Oxford, O2 Academy2
09 March – Bristol, Fleece
11 March – Brighton, The Haunt
12 March – Southampton, Talking Heads
13 March – London, Village Underground
15 March – Manchester, Dancehouse Theatre
24 March – Glasgow, BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.
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 buy now on limited-edition clear 180gm vinyl from Dutch Uncles and digitally via iTunes. Deluxe versions of the album come with limited edition t-shirt, four signed postcards and your own big little balloon.
“Oh Yeah” https://soundcloud.com/memphisindustries/dutch-uncles-oh-yeah
“Big Balloon” video https://youtu.be/n_TQwB4f6Hk
“Big Balloon” https://soundcloud.com/memphisindustries/dutch-uncles-big-balloon/