If there’s anything to be said about Out Of Touch In The Wild – the third album by Manchester’s Dutch Uncles – it’s that it is certainly the product of a sound perfectly crafted over the years. From the very start of opening track Pondage, we are given a sound that is organic, natural yet manufactured by electronic instruments. A strange mix of elements all tied together to create a different, yet attractive sound.
Dutch Uncles has created a record easily accessible for the mainstream to enjoy, while also filling it with technical and beautiful melodies, something for the hipsters in us to appreciate too. It’s up there with a Hot Chip or Fleet Foxes record: Catchy, emotive, and layered with great riffs and melodies that makes Out Of Touch In The Wild one of the most complex albums of the year. In a time where pop music isn’t exactly everybody’s go-to genre for enlightenment, tracks such as Fester, Godboy and Flexxin are perfect examples of how great pop music can be, and are perfect reasons why everybody should be checking out Dutch Uncles.