ELECTRONIC DUO NUEX SOAR THROUGH THE ETHER ON DEBUT EP 'AFFECTUS'
BY: DAVID HUSSON
"The pair’s music evokes the effortless precision of a hawk riding the thermals, calm and collected while ready to strike at any moment. Just as a cruising bird of prey observes the scenes that unfold beneath it, NUEX glide from topic to topic throughout their EP. Singer-songwriter Camille delivers measured, yet passionate vocals. Electronic music is not always celebrated for its lyricism, but Camille’s songwriting is intriguing and complex enough to warrant a close listen."
SEE THOUGH THE BULLSHIT WITH SYNTHPOP DUO NUEX'S CAPTIVATING NEW SINGLE "EYES"
BY: NATHAN LEIGH
"Draped in bubbling arpeggiated synths, DC synthpop duo NUEX’s latest single “Eyes” is deceptively simple. A wall of cold wave sounds hides a beating heart, richly textured by producer and drummer Teddy Aitkins. Singer Camille Michelle Gray melts ice with her voice and she calls out the bullshit of someone who thinks she can’t see."
BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: HAUNTING NEW SINGLE 'EYES' BY D.C. SYNTH DUO NUEX
BY: KEN SCRUDATO
"The track itself, with its dramatically mournful (synthesized) orchestrations, recalls New Order at their most somber – but with a cool Teutonic sheen that reminds of the likes of Ladytron or Cold Cave. Lyrically, the song riffs cleverly on contemporary surveillance metaphors: “I got eyes on you / I got spies on you / Nothing you can do, nothing you can do.” (Best to keep dancing, then – and try not to look over your shoulder.)"
CHATTING WITH D.C.'S NUEX
BY: RAE LEMESHOW-BAROOSHIAN
"Last month we introduced you to D.C.’s NUEX (aka Camille Michelle Gray and Teddy Aitkins), who recently released their otherworldly debut EP Affectus. Following the EP’s release, we had the opportunity to chat with the incredibly creative duo on their music, inspiration, and the natural evolution of music. You can check out our conversation below along with links of where to keep an eye on the otherworldly act."
PREMIERE: NUEX HAS A PARTY WE WISH WE WERE INVITED TO
BY: ANGIE PICCIRILLO
"If you aren’t a believer in “all things happen for a reason,” then you should take a listen to NUEX’s debut single, “Lights Off,” just so that you can see with your own eyes that serendipitous things actually happen in real life. Singer Camille met long-time musician Teddy at a rando cafe (with the help of Craigslist) where they spent hours talking about music, and eventually formed the group together.They’ve begun building a following with their music and spell-binding performances, having opened for Broods and Junior Boys over the past year, and now, have released their pretty sick and mesmerizing video for “Lights Off.” The tune is dreamy and chill, but still has vibes that makes you wanna dance — and the video features a dreamy party that we only wish we were invited to."
BY: MAURICIO CASTRO
"The EP’s closing track “Eyes” is an instant highlight. The dark synths linger in the distance and slowly come into focus alongside the meaning of the mysterious lyrics. Layer in some boom-bap percussion, piano chords, and intergalactic effects, and you have a refreshing update to the tried and true synth-pop formula that dominates alternative radio."
ON TAP MAGAZINE
BY: COURTNEY SEXTON
"And Gray does certainly have some soul vibes, but she also brings something fresh to the table. Her vocals are reminiscent of an old-school lounge singer with all the deep sadness, but she’s also got a hell of a lot more spunk. She isn’t going to lay on a piano and cry; she’s going to light up like a laser beam and tell you what’s up."
THE MUSIC NINJA
NUEX RELEASE THEIR DEBUT EP 'AFFECTUS'
BY: GEOFF HONG
"When I first came across the music of NUEX, a DC-based electro-pop duo, I couldn’t help but comment to myself on how different and unique it sounded. It certainly did not sound like the music I usually find myself listening to. But with the sultry vocals of Camille Michelle Gray and polished production of drummer/producer Teddy Aitkins, there’s just something about their soundscape. It’s dreamy, it’s haunting, and quite intentionally, it’s out-of-this-world."
PREMIERE: NUEX MAKE THEIR MUSICAL DEBUT WITH THEIR REFRESHING “LIGHTS OFF” SINGLE
BY: MAKEDA SANDFORD
"Making their way into the spotlight with their debut single “Lights Off,” the two exhibit the obvious beauty of their collaborative talents. Their airy, fresh sounds depict their cohesive inspirations and vision."
NEW MUSIC: NUEX – “LIGHTS OFF”
BY: AURORA FOWLKES
"An outer-worldly duo group is making a name for themselves in the music realm of ethereal pop, appropriately known as NUEX. The two combined their passion for a creative sound, and out came the electric, up-beat gem that is “Lights Off” – a project that took 18 months in the making. “Lights Off” exudes a vibe that will get you up and moving with it’s eclectic sound."
THIS POP-UP CONCERT SERIES BRINGS INDIE MUSIC TO UNEXPECTED PLACES
BY: WESLEY YIN
"Next came NUEX, an electronic pop duo that has performed at two other Sofar shows. The band added an extra song to their set to get the crowd worked up. “This one’s ‘Diana,’” Camille Michelle Gray, NUEX’s singer, said, introducing the song. “It’s about a gold-digging b---- that I knew.”
SOFAR SOUNDS BRINGS INTIMATE LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE TO DC
BY: MONICA ALFORD
"When it comes to local artists, Holladay gushes about the amount of talent in the District. While it’s hard to name just a few local Sofar performers that have stood out to him recently, he has no problem rattling off an enthusiastic list that includes queerpop artist Be Steadwell, American roots singer-songwriter Lauren Calve, ethereal pop duo NUEX and dynamic pop band Shaed (formerly The Walking Sticks). "
MADE IN THE DISTRICT
DMV ARTIST ON THE RISE: NUEX
BY: ANGELIE BENN
"We spoke to indie pop act NUEX about how they met, their favorite performance, and how they made their way to this year’s SXSW. Read below for more from Camille of NUEX"
THE UNTITLED PODCAST
WASHINGTON LIFE MAGAZINE
NUEX AT THE ANACOSTIA ARTS CENTER
BY: DAWN PHILLIPS
"NUEX doesn’t fit into a specific genre, its hip hop, pop, dark (they write about universal themes) as well as synth/house (extreme head bopping will happen). This dynamic duo are contagious, I found myself jamming to their music the entire way home! They are in their own right, talented musicians who will do things their own way, on their own time, in their own way and not be categorized into one genre. Teddy is the instrumental genius; he is an amazing drummer with flawless talent, while Camille belts out those notes like nobody’s business. Camille sings with passion and her voice captivates you from beginning to end leaving you wanting more. "
DC MUSIC ROCKS
DC MUSIC ROCKS PODCAST
BY: BRIAN NELSON-PALMER
A NUEX HOMECOMING AT THE ANACOSTIA ARTS CENTER ON MAY 29
BY: LEANNE TANKEL
"With their haunting lyrics, palpable chemistry, dark experimental beat and unique hip-hop infused sound, singer-songwriter Camille Michelle Gray and drummer-producer Teddy Aitkins have been augmenting the definition of music genre since 2014."