News The Neu Bulletin (10th April 2013)

Your new music medicine, curated by Neu. Featuring Phoria and New York’s Cardiknox.

From Monday to Friday, Neu has you covered. In these Bulletins right here, with recommended gigs and a healthy selection of songs, you’ll have a seemingly endless supply of new music tips.

Every day we offer up a choice show, a song of the day and a little something extra that’s caught our attention. Check back here every day for your latest Neu Bulletin delivery.

THE GIG
Phoria - London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen


Recently the recipients of a Neu profile, the name Phoria - and most notably their song ‘Red’ - is becoming a regularity, a common sight. ‘Red’ kickstarted things for a band who’ve been rooting themselves to the studio for sometime now, and tonight’s EP launch is sure to give the impression that the Brighton band have plenty more in their locker. Tickets are £5.

THE SONG
Cardiknox - Hold Me Down


Cardiknox is comprised of singer Lonnie Angle and producer Thomas Dutton. Combining a powerhouse vocal performance with thick, rich synths, ‘Hold Me Down’ is an enthusiastic debut from the pair. Infused with a retro-enhanced boldness, this is 80s music for the present day, effectively a given for any future house-party you might attend and yet hidden amongst the brazen, punchy production there’s something else, something beyond the façade of catchy beats. Dutton’s infectious production marries Passion Pit’s complexity with Purity Ring’s confident unabashed chords, whilst Angle delivers her lyrics confidently and ferociously, tinged with an odd mix of defiant self-deprecation, ‘you’ll never hold me down, cos I’m already underground’. [Tom Watts]

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
KOALAS - TOWERS


Salford resident Samuel Jones’ KOALAS project basks in the daylight, despite basing its foundations on a dead-of-night, Burial-style production. The ‘TOWERS’ track is more than referential. It lifts itself up from dead-eyed comparisons into a piece in full bloom, illuminated and bursting with life.

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