DUTCH UNCLES SHARE “BIG BALLOON” VIDEO
VIDEO SHOT AT BUXTON RACEWAY AND PREMIERED BY STEREOGUM
BIG BALLOON LP RELEASED 17TH FEBRUARY 2017 ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
UK TOUR CONFIRMED FOR MARCH 2017
Dutch Uncles present the new video for “Big Balloon,” the lead single from their eponymous new studio album (anticipated 17th February 2017 on Memphis Industries).
Dutch Uncles share “Big Balloon” video
The track is currently on the A List at BBC Radio 6 Music, and now comes with distinctive Nick Middleton-directed visuals which were shot recently at Buxton Raceway.
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 recently announced a tour for 2017, bringing their unique art-pop manoeuvres to UK venues. The run culminates in two special nights at London’s Village Underground and Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre (on 13th and 15th March, respectively).
DUTCH UNCLES 2017 TOUR
18 February – Manchester, Piccadilly Record OutStore @ Low Four (Old Granada Studios)
20 February – Nottingham, Rough Trade InStore
21 February – London Rough Trade East InStore
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
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 pre-order now on limited-edition clear 180gm vinyl from Dutch Uncles and digitally via iTunes, both with instant downloads of the track “Big Balloon.” Deluxe versions of the album come with limited edition t-shirt, four signed postcards and your own big little balloon.