News The Neu Bulletin (12th September 2013)

Kirk Spencer and Clarence Clarity feature in Neu’s daily new music guide.

The Neu Bulletin provides a daily dose of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something fresh and exciting.

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
Kirk Spencer - London, Old Blue Last


Last time Kirk Spencer played this venue he was headlining a Neu Presents ‘How June Is Now’ gig. In short: He was very good. The producer put less emphasis on heap-bopping and laptops, more on trippy visuals and bouncing rhythms. His return comes with new expectations - apparently he’s been at work on a new live-show.

THE SONG
Clarence Clarity - Alive in the Septic Tank


Messed up, skittish jazz rhythms abound. There’s barely a split-second to catch the breath. Talk of ‘Egyptian sons’ clashes with wood whistles and tremelo-ed vocals that are half Justin T, half Robin Thicke after too much sugar. Super shiny pop turned inside out: Clarence Clarity is becoming a name to reckon with. ‘Alive in the Septic Tank’ is an undisputed late-night triumph.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Tidal Wars - Shower Door Rattle


If you’re Portsmouth-bound this weekend for Southsea Fest, keep in mind the fact that amongst your Drenge’s and Thumpers’ and whatnot, plenty of new bands will be playing some of their first shows, looking to impress. Tidal Wars are one of those that’ll probably be year the top of a bill such as Southsea this time next year. Their latest ‘Shower Door Rattle’ track troubles itself with the mundanity of student houses and cups of cold tea, but it makes a big song and dance out of these things. In turn, it all amounts to a grossed-out giant of icky proportions.

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