News The Neu Bulletin (6th September 2013)

Oliver Wilde and Albert Albert feature in Neu’s weekend 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
Oliver Wilde - London, The Shacklewell Arms


Bristolian Oliver Wilde has one album to his name, but there’s a nagging sense that he’s due another in the near future. He’s apparently been rooted to this studio of his, finding only fleeting moments such as this to plug his lulling, experimental songwriting to UK crowds. Tonight is one of those nights.

THE SONG
Jamies Bea - Dreams


Oh hello, old friend. Jai Paul lines the seams of Jamies Bea’s latest song. Ok, the seams are covered. And then he goes and infiltrates the very conscience of this song. Saying that, as much as the coloured aesthetic of this track from the London producer gives nods to the XL-signed game changer, it’s dancer, more percussive, than anything you’d get appearing on JP’s suspiciously leaked demos. A gentle assault on the senses, with an in-out focus that’ll make you dizzy. Guy’s got his priorities solved.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Albert Albert - Work Hard


Albert Albert is the new project of one Nick Hodsgon (from the Kaiser Chiefs, fact fans), alongside Anna (vocals), Juanita Stein from Howling Bells (guitar & vocals), Tom (bass) and Danny (drums). It’s an all-star lineup, this. Although it’s tricky - and foolish - to draw parallels to previous projects. ‘Work Hard’, which emerged early last month, is about as fully-formed as supposed ‘demos’ come. Sweet, drifting choruses lap up some ever-shifting percussive patterns and all-knowing musicianship. If they’re falling back on experience, Albert Albert are doing it the right way.

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