News The Neu Bulletin (22nd November 2013)

Shy Nature head up Neu’s daily new music guide, featuring Happy Diving and Real Swell.

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THE GIG
Shy Nature - London, Old Blue Last


Sky-reaching Londoners Shy Nature are taking on the smaller confines of the Old Blue Last, for an intimate showcase of what’ll eventually be soundtracking humongous, heaving festival tents. All in good time.

THE BIG NEU THING
Happy Diving - Sincere


It bends and mutates, bowing down to its own sheer force. Happy Diving come from California. You might think that equates to the inevitable sound of a band making dreamy beach-ready pop about waves and babes and the occasionally dooby. Not to be. ‘Sincere’ - a track from their debut EP on Father/Daughter - is anything but slacker. Every minute note that pierces into the foreground sounds like it’s come out of hyperspace or the depths of hell. One or the other. It’s a guaranteed shock to the system, as ‘Sincere’ as it comes.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Real Swell
suburban fortress by Real Swell

Kris Lavin’s ‘suburban fortress’ collection - his first under the name Real Swell - is a 30-track, wildly arranged beast. So many different corners to explore; a constant fix of genre-meshing ideas. It’s difficult to know where to start when presented with such a huge collection, so it’s best to play it safe and opt for the opening track. ‘No Place Like Home’ is a glimmering, synth-drenched number that comes directly from Lavin’s deepest, most expressive thoughts. All 30 songs could probably be extracted one by one, it’s such a daring, exciting release. Allow this to be an entry point.

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