Originally from Marple, The band started playing together in college. They became Dutch Uncles in April 2008, and In early 2009 released their eponymous debut album in Germany with Tapete Records; a German label, recorded at Cloud Hill Studios in Hamburg.
The band returned in 2010 with their UK debut single "The Ink", released through the independent record label Love & Disaster on 31 May 2010. Soon after, the band signed to London label Memphis Industries and released the single "Fragrant" on 1 November 2010. The band's second album entitled Cadenza was released on 25 April 2011. The band toured the UK throughout 2011 including appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivalsand stage headline slots at Bestival and Latitude, followed by a European and UK support tour with Wild Beasts.
A third album, 'Out of Touch in the Wild', was released on January 14, 2013. The following summer the band supported American rock bandParamore on their European tour. Interestingly, Paramore guitarist Taylor York mentioned Dutch Uncles as one source of inspiration for their 2013 album.