New music guide: The Neu Bulletin (9th September 2014)

Bloody Knees lead the way in today’s new music guide, also featuring Kat Vinter and JONES.

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.

THE GIG:
Nai Harvest, Bloody Knees - Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar (w/ Superheaven)

While rumours circulate about a potentially huge, Foos-related gig in Brighton tomorrow night, attention ought to be swerved the way of Sticky Mike’s for now. They host fast-risers Nai Harvest, plus Southern stalwarts Bloody Knees, who just released the superb ‘Stitches’ EP. Concave and Superheaven complete the bill.

THE BIG NEU THING:
JONES - Deep

Produced by XL’s in-house deskman Rodiadh McDonald, released via 679 Recordings - London singer JONES’ debut has all the markings of a hype track tailor made for the second half of 2014. It’s enough to kickstart a career, too; maybe even enough to warrant a mention in all the ‘Sound Of’ chatter come January. ‘Deep’ is a slick, melodically sharp introduction that leaves plenty of space.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Kat Vinter - Downtime

Over in New Zealand, Broods have sewn up the game for emotion-led, melodically sharp blog-pop. But that’s not stopping German newcomer Kat Vinter from making a go of it - ‘Downtime’, her latest track, soars where it shouldn’t. Just when everything is down in the dumps, at its lowest point, out steps one monster of a chorus, capable of being sung back by thousands.


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