News The Neu Bulletin (12th March 2014)

Neu’s new music fix features Phoria, Kelela, BOOTS and Spooky Black.

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Phoria, Groves - London, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen

Expansive Brighton group Phoria shun SXSW and keep things ticking in London tonight with a headline show. They’re joined by the very promising Groves, who took promising, folk-led steps with their ‘Paperback’ track.


Somebody explain this, please. Spooky Black is a prolific singer from the US who looks like a wantaway member of East 17 - all-white beanie and suit combo, gold chain, ponytail. He sings about girls being “sexy” the way they move their body. The lines he sports could’ve been snapped up out of Usher’s notebook. Somehow it works. There’s every chance of Spooky Black being as divisive as a Hannah Diamond or a Kreayshawn, but he’s going to get a lot of people talking. Don’t go trying to copy his look, though.

[Thanks to DIY’s Joe Price for the tip]

BOOTS - Autumn (Lude I)

Since December of last year, the name BOOTS has filtered around at a million miles per hour. And this time, that’s not because there was a sale on cosmetics. The New York producer backed up a serious amount of Beyonce’s out-of-the-blue S/T album that stole the tailend of the year. Since then he’s been working on forging an identity of his own, and the silky ‘Autumn (Lude 1)’ gets things started, not least because it recruits the vocals of in-demand LA singer Kelela.

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