The Neu Bulletin is a daily update of the most exciting new things DIY’s listening to. Some of the music you’ll like, some of it you won’t. Think of it as a stream of recommendations that every so often pops up something spectacular. Most of these are Bandcamp finds, big ups from readers or cheeky submissions that pop out of the inbox.
Every day we offer up a choice show, a song of the day (branched under the understated heading “Big Neu Thing”) and a little something extra that’s caught our attention. Check back here every day for your latest Neu Bulletin delivery and follow our ‘Listen’-tag for everything new music related.
Get Inuit - London, The Black Heart
There aren’t many bands around like Get Inuit. On the one hand, they link up with every pop punk fascination going in 2014. On the other, they’ve a frontman who comes off like Ezra Koenig getting drunk on anthemia. Songs they back so far sound positively anthemic, Reading & Leeds staples in waiting. First step? A headline night at Camden haunt The Black Heart.
THE BIG NEU THING:
H. Grimace - Immaterial Girl
Taken from their new ‘I Am Material’ EP cassette, H. Grimace announce themselves with a striking, uneasy quality. Their bass-heavy, low-note-oriented rock shares similarities with Lower Dens, their ability to weave gorgeous melodies out of the otherwise morbid. Best of all is ‘Immaterial Girl’, a brooding electric shock that gives way to fleeting moments of gorgeousness.
OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Honey Moon - Sunshine
What’s more addictive and easy to write about than trusty Vitamin D? Honey Moon is a new London outfit, stepping onto the scene with an easeful, lazy-day glow that mixes Real Estate’s gorgeous aesthetic with something more identifiably British. There’s a blues twist to ‘Sunshine’, a song that etches its on name in the oak tree, without borrowing too much from alternative heavyweights.