News The Neu Bulletin (30th July 2013)

Neu’s daily new music guide features Crushed Beaks and the pristine debut track from BASECAMP.

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
Crushed Beaks, Warm Brains, Temple Songs - London, Madame Jojo’s


Forthcoming EP ‘Tropes’ is looking like being handsome London duo Crushed Beaks’ noisiest and most unrelenting. Both tracks unveiled to date are something to feast on, gouge on in gluttonous doses. A White Heat night hosts Warm Brains and DIY favourites Temple Songs in support.

THE SONG
Crowd Shy - Begin To Understand
Begin To Understand by Crowd Shy

Why call yourself Crowd Shy when you’re making chart-ready, bombastic synth-pop? ‘Begin to Understand’ is shy on the surface, but make no mistake: The mind behind this new Salt Lake City project is aiming big. This new track’s taken from a whole album, just sitting there on Bandcamp without play buttons. The tracklist is right before our eyes. But we can only play one of the songs. What kind of sick monster does that shit? ‘Begin to Understand’, though. Well it’s a world-beater. A squelchy, squeezable synth burst.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
BASECAMP - Emmanuel


‘Emmanuel’ is essentially too cool for its own good. Every ingredient poured into this super-clean mix from BASECAMP has been calculated, 100% fit to a formula of soulful pop with electronic backings. Think Joel Compass, The Weeknd, everything smooth, with smokier tones. Is it daring to the furtherest degree? Not really. Does it prompt uncontrollable hands-in-the-air ridiculousness? A little bit. But don’t tell the cynics.

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