Dutch Uncles - Cadenza
Manchester once again has proven itself as a wonderful petri dish for burgeoning musical talent. Dutch Uncles bring us the truly lovely Cadenza; uplifting, beautifully crafted and fun. With its complex time signatures and Duncan Wallis' distinctive vocals, Cadenza makes for a fascinating musical experience. The title track starts things off with a rollicking piano intro followed by 'Fragment' with its strange melody weaving its way around Wallis' voice which slips easily into falsetto. Songs like 'OCDUC' and 'Dolli' with its lush harmonies, demonstrate a real knack for wiring catchy yet original pop tunes. Cadenza is that rare instance of an album achieving both originality and accessibility. Definitely a band that will go far.