Revered for their dark, experimental sound, DC-based electronic-pop duo NUEX are preparing for the release of their debut EP Affectus this Friday, May 25th. Today, they offer a sneak peek at the five-track collection that has already garnered acclaim from the likes of Afropunk, BlackBook, Saint Heron, Galore, and more. In advance of release, fans can stream Affectus in full with Culture Collide.
The band comments, “Affectus is our celebration of mood and the moon. So to say, imbuing our human existence, it’s highs and lows, with cosmic objectivity, magic, and the bigger universal picture that connects us all.”
Comprised of singer-songwriter Camille Michelle Grayand drummer-producer Teddy Aitkins, Affectus is a five-track collection that fuses haunting synths with kick-clap, hip-hop influenced rhythms. NUEX previously shared dramatic lead single “Eyes” with BlackBook. After forming in 2014 and recording demos in the basement of Camille’s house just days after meeting, the duo honed in on a unique chemistry that would eventually define their sound and lead to the release of their debut singles “Lights Off” and “I Make Bones” in 2016.
NUEX first brought their sound to Liv Nightclub in 2014 in D.C., in what would become their first of dozen shows along the eastern seaboard. NUEX have checked off spots in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and have grown to become indie favorites in their hometown of D.C., performing at the Smithsonian and Natural Portrait Gallery. They recently won the chance to perform and represent Washington D.C. in Austin, Texas at SXSW out of an applicant pool of thousands, and will be playing two more hometown shows as well as a one-off show in New York this summer! See below for a full list of tour dates.