News The Neu Bulletin (10th February 2014)

Your daily new music guide, featuring Temples, Aaron London and producer Scraps.

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
Temples - London, Rough Trade East


The real big moment for Temples will arrive in the summer, when their ‘Sun Structures’ debut can truly let loose on crowds across the country during festival season. Big hair, psych wig-outs; it’s all set in stall for the coming seasons. Still, tonight’s free RTE show celebrates the release of their Heavenly full-length, the first of many more to come.

THE BIG NEU THING
Aaron London

Nothing New (Ft. Kieron Boothe) by Aaron London

Here’s something special from Wiley-backed, London hip-hop newbie Aaron London, a guy who - judging by this new track ‘Nothing New’ - loves Kendrick, spent/spends time at art school and “used to do karate and shit”. His ode to “drinking and drinking” and “smoking and smoking” and the mundanity of it all gets backed by sharp dart production and eerie, chunky click-tracks. The flow’s there, the background story’s there, the influences are plain to see. ‘Nothing New’ packs one hell of a chorus, too.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Scraps


Sweetness resides in Australia producer Scraps’ music. Signed to Fire Records, she’s due to release her debut album on 11th March. Everything unveiled so far brings together dark wave and giddy electronica like the two were born best friends. ‘Projections’ is more fidgety than 5 year old twins dosed up on Sunny D. There’s something brilliant in the above trailer for her ‘Electric Ocean’ album, too. Shyness lines the seams, but atop shuffling synth horns and tap-tap beats there’s a booming chorus, chants of “what’s your favourite colour? / what’s your favourite number?”.

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