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Dutch uncle

strict elder who scolds and moralizes. [Br. Slang: Lurie, 122–123]
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I recently met the Dutch Uncles tour manager who was with an another band at King Tuts and he mentioned how much the guys had enjoyed their set.
Dutch Uncles are fast becoming known for their progressive alt-pop, blending complex compositions and off-kilter time signatures with floating melodies.
Agents, according to Hawkins' testimony, should include: "Contract advisers, financial planners, marketing reps, trainers, mentors, advisers, consultants, counselors, teachers, guides, tutors, coaches, confidants, spiritual advisers, Dutch uncles, kibitzers, yada yada yada.
Just one band has been announced so far - Manchester four piece Dutch Uncles who will play the Georgian Theatre.
Joining them on the bill are cosmic songwriter Jane Weaver, who bagged Piccadilly Records' number one album of 2014, Kiwi psych-rock outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dum Girls, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dutch Uncles, Bad Breeding, Apes, Single Mothers and Slaves.
Pronto Mama This eclectic six-piece are influenced by the likes of Talking Heads, Dutch Uncles, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Beatles.
The opening night on Friday will be headlined by math-pop quintet Dutch Uncles, who have already All Years Leaving HARE AND HOUNDS, KINGS HEATH played a sold out show in the city this year under the This Is Tmrw umbrella.
They will appear alongside some of the best acts from Wales and the rest of the world - this year's headliners include Deerhunter, Everything Everything and Dutch Uncles.
Fester by Dutch Uncles have the most singular frontman in Duncan.
DUTCH UNCLES, an intriguing band who cite the likes of Steve Reich, XTC and King Crimson as key influences, are back on the road to promote current album Cadenza.
Mystery Jets, The Rifles and The King Blues bring huge amounts of energy, power and fun to the main tent, with Dinosaur Pile-Up's riffs and tautness matching the weirdness and eclecticism of Ganglians, Dutch Uncles and Hyde & Beast.
But as of late it's seen an increase in live music - the likes of The Kabeedies and The Dutch Uncles have recently graced the club with their presence.