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Dutch Uncles to launch album with go karting tournament

By | Published on Tuesday 14 February 2017

Dutch Uncles

Dutch Uncles have announced an unusual launch event for their new album, ‘Big Balloon’, which is out this week. The band will hold a go karting tournament with fans in Manchester this Sunday.

Taking place at TeamSport, a new go karting track housed underneath the Manchester Arena, there will be prizes on offer for the best go-karters including signed albums, t-shirts and tickets for the band’s upcoming shows. If you fancy it, you’ll need to claim one of the limited spaces on offer by emailing

“None of us have been go karting since a post-tour day out to Blackpool Pleasure Beach about seven or eight years ago”, says bassist Robin Richards. “We haven’t even got our own copies of the new album yet, so we’ll be giving it our all to win those coveted prizes”.

“And I’ve never even had a driving lesson”, adds frontman Duncan Wallis.

This follows the launch of 2015 album ‘O Shudder’, which saw the band premiere the record on the tannoy system at a non-league football match between West Didsbury & Chorlton and Bootle, before holding a penalty shoot out with fans. For their third album, ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild’, in 2013, they designed their own burger.

Anyway, here’s the video for the title track of the new LP:

Those tour dates that you could race your way to tickets for are as follows:

1 Mar: Edinburgh, Electric Circus
2 Mar: Newcastle, The Cluny
3 Mar: Leeds, The Wardrobe
4 Mar: Nottingham, Bodega
6 Mar: Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
7 Mar: Sheffield, The Plug
8 Mar: Oxford, Academy 2
9 Mar: Bristol, Fleece
11 Mar: Brighton, The Haunt
12 Mar: Southampton, Talking Heads
13 Mar: London, Village Underground
15 Mar: Manchester, Dancehouse Theatre