“Bingo!” – with this exclamation NEWMEN announce their return in 2021. After the band, which was founded in Frankfurt in 2012, but whose members are now spread across their hometown and Berlin, already gave a first new sign of life in the fall of last year with the song ‘Caravan’ (Kitsuné), now comes ‘NO TRICKS WITH THE OCEAN, a new song that makes you sit up and take notice.
The almost 7-minute piece, with synthesizer sounds and echoing guitars, holds some surprises typical for the band, and impresses with a sophisticated dynamic, tonal and rhythmic interplay and a finale that becomes a sound spectacle. The lyrics continue: “When the summer comes, all birds say goodbye”. Without wielding the moral club, NEWMEN seem to approach the topic of transience, and in view of the climate discourse and not least a worldwide pandemic, cannot be closer to the current events. It remains exciting how it “continues”.