Dutch Uncles Releases New Song “Poppin”
Manchester-based indie pop band Dutch Uncles, consisting of Andrew Proudfoot (drums), Duncan Wallis (vocals/piano), Robin Richards (bass) and Peter Broadhead (guitar), released a new song “Poppin” on December 13, 2022.
The song is the second single off of their upcoming sixth studio album “True Entertainment”, following the title track “True Entertainment”.
It was written by Robin Richards and Duncan Wallis. Produced by Henry Broadhead and Neil Wright
The band frontman Duncan Wallis said of the song "Poppin' is a minimal take on the age-old anxieties, dread and fear we all experience at certain times - bumping into old faces hungover (or worse, not hungover), taking too long to answer the question 'you alright?', forgetting everyone's name and constantly assessing if old faces were present at any moments of particular cringe in your past.”
- The new album comprises 10-track and is set to be released on March 3, 2023.
It is their first album in six years since the 2017 album “Big Balloon”.
The album's title was a DJ name bestowed upon Duncan Wallis by guitarist Peter Broadhead.
The album is taking inspiration from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Prince, Steely Dan, Ennio Morricone, The Blue Nile, Kate Bush and Roxy Music.
Duncan Wallis said of the album, “True Entertainment is a soundtrack for the pursuit of anonymity within ever-changing societal norms, and the trappings that come with it. Those trappings are presented in a series of life-changing scenarios and epiphanies that include: abandoning one's identity and accepting one's generation as a useless vessel; to suffering for betterment and dealing with challenges from other generations.”
- Bassist Robin Richards remains Dutch Uncles’ principle composer, the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 prompted other members to contribute musical ideas: the result being their most collaborative album to date.
Robin Richards said, “We embraced our inherent silliness during the recording process. If a sound made us laugh or smile it usually stayed on the track. The collaborative approach to True Entertainment allowed us to experiment with sounds, textures and harmony that we haven't used before.”
Previous song “True Entertainment”
Photo by Oliver Sangster
- source : Apple Music