Review: Go wild for Dutch Uncles LP

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DUTCH Uncles have slowly become a familiar band, creeping onto the scene with their two previous albums – and January’s Out Of Touch In The Wild, the first truly amazing release of 2013, ought to see them join the indie top table.
The LP is a collection on avant-pop – it’s all easy on the ear, with the Hot Chip-esque vocals of Duncan Wallis and the arty orchestral goodness of the piano and strings mixing with the clean-cut twin guitar work of Pete Broadhead and Daniel Spedding, which echoes the classic work of the likes of Talking Heads.
However this is all arranged in a decidedly different way to standard pop fodder, eschewing verse-chorus-verse-chorus song structure – in fact, come the LP’s end, you would be hard pushed to remember a chorus at all.
And this is the Out Of Touch In The Wild’s strength, not a weakness – this is a maelstrom of musical wonder, full of interest and intrigue yet accessible and enjoyable throughout, out of touch but always within reach…
5/5