The Neu Bulletin (28th May 2014)

Gengahr heads up today’s new music guide, also featuring David Harks and LA band Holy Golden.

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. We can’t please everyone, sorry.

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.

THE GIG
Gengahr support Wolf Alice - London, Scala


Midway through one of the tours of the year, Gengahr’s 90s-spliced psych is gaining serious momentum. One of the best bands Neu saw at Liverpool Sound City, tonight they play their biggest support slot on the Wolf Alice tour so far. On stage at 7.30pm.

THE BIG NEU THING
David Harks - We


‘We’ is the debut track proper from Brighton musician David Harks. He appeared on a Kitsuné Maison compilation in 2013 with the glitchy ‘Sirens’, but this latest track seems to be a fairer representation. Simmered down and firmly rooted, it’s a simple, melodic cut that puts most of its emphasis on leaving room for sonic twitches to swim around. It’s the kind of song that could end up anywhere; a party-starter or an end of night closer. It fits both scenarios to a T.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Holy Golden


There’s no denying that Holy Golden’s ‘Fun Sucker’ debut full-length is rough around the edges. Calling it the epitome of super-sheened, smartly-produced rock ‘n roll would be an outright lie. But this is deranged punk, off its hinges and unafraid to clash beauty and ugly truths in a battle to the death. ‘The Kid’ is a shouty highlight, bringing shaky vocals and even shakier guitar bends into a more systematic formation. ‘Dead Dove’ is the other side of the coin; distorted chaos defined. Brilliant in so many ways.