Robin Richards is a neo-classical composer, multi-instrumentalist and the principle songwriter and bassist in Dutch Uncles. His composition style uses rhythmic, melodic and mathematical themes, taking influence from composers like Steve Reich and Igor Stravinsky, and artists including Kate Bush, Tears For Fears and Talking Heads.
He formed Dutch Uncles with four school friends in 2008 and has since written music for the band’s four albums. Dutch Uncles have toured internationally, supporting bands such as Paramore and Wild Beasts, as well as playing numerous festivals and appearing in headline slots at Lattitude, Bestival and SXSW, Texas.
For HOME, Robin has collaborated with the Royal Northern College of Music to create an original score for Paul Fejös’s 1928 silent film Lonesome, bringing this masterpiece of cinema to life in a completely new way.