News The Neu Bulletin (21st October 2013)

Allison Crutchfield’s Swearin’ head up 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
Swearin’ & Cheatahs - London, Shacklewell Arms


Allison Crutchfield’s Swearin’ are releasing two albums in just over a month. Add to their busy routine a tour alongside fellow Crutchfield Waxahatchee and they’d be excused for feeling a bit draggy tonight. But when fellow Wichita signings Cheatahs precede this Shacklewell set, they’ll have every reason to feel more enlivened than ever.

THE SONG
PRETTY BETSY - 10. 27
10.27 by PRETTY BETSY

This just stepped right out of nowhere. A musician from Illnois with home recordings that stick to the soul, PRETTY BETSY is something special, with ‘10. 27’ being a sweet-hearted debut. Acoustic on face value, a ton of head-spinning ideas are crammed into the track, skewing the traditional bedroom recording aesthetic for something a thousand times smarter.


OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Tamara Saul - Pink Skies In Dark Nights


R&B rooted Tamara Saul might be, but there’s so much knocking around this ‘Pink Skies In Dark Nights’ track, every potential genre tag’s being knocked for six. The Croation newcomer’s recruited producer DZA, spitting lines on the song’s subject being ‘better than hot cocoa, baby’ - he ought to feel really pleased with himself, because that’s some achievement. A scatterbrained early effort, this excitable track is exploding with potential.

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