Dutch Schultz

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2021

Genre: Alternative

Location: Northern Ireland

Website: dutch-schultz.bandcamp.com

With sharp riffs and dry wit, Belfast-based Dutch Schultz have been barraging listeners’ ears with their outlaw brand of rock’n’roll over the span of 3 albums and numerous singles.

Last year Dutch Schultz reach new musical heights with the release of their third album ‘Friends Like Brutus’ in September 2020.After 2 albums as a trio, this marked their first release as a four-piece, with singer/guitarist Willy Mundell and drummer Kevin Quinn, joined by bassist John McHugh and additional guitarist Ryan O’Neill.
Recorded with producer and all round legend Russ Russell (Machine Head, Napalm Death, the Wildhearts), the band further hone their sound; combining noisy earworm riffs, soaring harmonies, and catchy choruses with tales of misfits, booze and hammer wielding gangs.

Dutch Schultz influences include Helmet and the Jesus Lizard, with melodic sensibilities inspired by vocalist Willy’s unhealthy obsession with The Beatles.

Live highlights include sharing the stage with Therapy?, and a blistering performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, playing across the UK and Ireland. Single and fan-favourite ‘Big Dime’ features guest vocals from Cormac Battle (singer of influential alt rockers Kerbdog)

-Debut single ‘It Bends in the Middle’ featured in Kerrang’s ‘Top 10 songs you should hear now’ list

“Dutch Schultz’s latest effort is a bona fide knockout and is a bruising fusion of hypnotic melodies and cranium cracking guitars”
-Edwin McFee, Hotpress Magazine

Kerrang – KKKK
Rock Sound – 8/10
Hotpress – 8/10
With the assistance of funding from Help Musicians, we are delighted to be able to develop our new material further and reach a wider audience than ever before. We plan to record and release three singles over the next year, to build upon the momentum generated by our most recent album release. The funding and mentoring will enable us to collaborate with a filmmaker, and engage a PR company to help plan an effective campaign.