Out of Touch in the Wild

Dutch Uncles - Out of Touch in the Wild
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Based on 13 reviews
2013 Ratings: #203 / 955
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Based on 19 ratings
January 14, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Memphis Industries / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Drowned in Sound

Out Of Touch In The Wild feels like an album album, with the tracks naturally feeling their way to one another, but with enough stand out moments ... to show how far Dutch Uncles have progressed since they recorded that debut in Germany.


Their third album proper, ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild’ sees them evolve into the Field Music you can dance to – or the Talk Talk you can smile to. 

The Fly

Dutch Uncles’ third album is easily the Manchester band’s most accomplished effort to date.


They might start simple, sure, but when they're finished, you've got something very, very different, and complicated, and more than a little odd. Also: brilliant.

The 405

Out Of Touch In The Wild delights in its complexity, while at the same time sounding warm and welcoming - taking myriad twists and turns, but never losing its way.

Under The Radar

It's a very fine pop record and a nice suggestion as to the way England's pop scene could be heading. 


The fragmented texture of the songs doesn't allow it to slip into bland slickness, but it's clean, theatrical, and kookily conservatorial in a pretty satisfying fashion, if occasionally a little too keen to change tacks within a single song. 

No Ripcord

Out of Touch in the Wild threads a fine line of innovation and imitation, and intends to do so in a way that’s both smart and stimulating.


Even if Out of Touch, in the Wild is missing some of the bite of Dutch Uncles' earlier music, its brainy pop is always intriguing.

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Track List

  1. Pondage
  2. Bellio
  3. Fester
  4. Godboy
  5. Threads
  6. Flexxin
  7. Zug Zwang
  8. Phaedra
  9. Nometo
  10. Brio
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