Dutch Uncles have shared a final pre-release taster for their upcoming sixth album ‘True Entertainment’, set to land on 10th March via Memphis Industries.
Titled ‘In Salvia’, the track features backing vocals from Anna Prior of Metronomy, and comes alongside a limited edition pizza.
Speaking about the track, vocalist Duncan Wallis explains: “A reference to the flower of the same name’s symbolism of wisdom, longevity, good health and innocence, is a rather stark narrative detailing when the qualities listed above have nothing to contribute to the realities in front of you. Partly inspired by a not insignificant number of years propping up bars and asking the wrong questions, its only seeming redemption being an acknowledgement of what the end actually looks like.”
Meanwhile Anna adds: “I love Dutch Uncles. I’ve been tooting their horn to anyone who will listen. Naturally, I responded with a resounding ‘I DO’ when they asked me (on Valentines day 2022) if I would consider lending my voice to some of their new music. Fast forward a few months whilst on tour with Metronomy and holed up in a hotel room in a part of Europe I was newly visiting, I set up a make-shift vocal booth (with equipment borrowed from my band mate Gbenga) and started adding my own touch to what has turned out to be one of my most adored Dutch Uncles LPs yet. ‘In Salvia,’ is one of my favourites on the new record—a perfect slice of melancholy pie.”
That pizza will be on sale as part of a big day of celebratory events on 11th March, a day after ‘True Entertainment’ drops. Firstly the band will be opening a pop-up store with merch and discounted tickets at West Didsbury & Chorlton’s match against Ascot Utd in the FA Vase, then they’ll be heading to Chorlton’s The Beagle where their culinary delight – a pizza covered in chips – will be on sale. It all ties into their suitably carby podcast Chips of Chorlton, see?
While you debate if you fancy a chippy tea pizza, you can check out new track ‘In Salvia’ below.