Originally from Marple, the band started playing together in college. The band became Dutch Uncles in April 2008. In early 2009, the band released an album in Germany with Tapete Records, a German label, recorded at Clouds 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 the 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 UK debut album, Cadenza, will be released in Spring 2011.