These Uncles have been around for a while...BUT with the release of their latest single 'Flexxin' and video to accompany which launched this week to co-inside with I'm sure, the album 'Out of Touch In The Wild' released on the 14th January.
This is the bands third full length album and it's shaping their musical career....With fairly gentle instrumentation and sympathetic vocals that remind me of Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, the lads have created an authentic, edgy, indie album. If you're a fan of Vampire Weekend, Hot Chip, Field Music, Imogen Heap or Bombay Bicycle Club then you'll most likely want to have a wee listen of this here album.
'Flexxin' is an upbeat and joyous track featuring jovial strings, whilst ' Brio' boasts a grandeur build in layers and larger soundscapes. Perhaps the catchiest out of the ten tracks is 'Fester' which'll get your head bobing and encourage the listener to join in with the addictive vocal motif 'takes me to the bone'. Ending on 'Brio' has the advantage of an ongoing chugging of the strings that provide a continuous tension towards the end and build of the final climatic chorus which serves as a wonderful desert to the album.
A more down-tempoed track, 'Phaedra' has the exquisite joy of unpredictable turns and directions. The ongoing motifs and general accompaniment parts are sewn together via keys, xylophones and stripped percussion. Whilst the movement of the chords and the vocals leap around - in a way that keeps the listener on their toes but also unable to singalong too. So sit, shut up and listen.
Fave tracks: 'Flexxin', 'Brio', 'Phaedra' and 'Fester'.
Check out the video here for 'Flexxin'.