New music guide The Neu Bulletin (10th July 2014)

DIY brings a batch of new music tips, including Wrinkles, Liu Bei and Children of Pop.

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.

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:
Liu Bei - London, Servant Jazz Quarters

Choral chants and church-wall’ed euphoria bursts out from the seams of Lui Bei’s single, newly released on Transgressive imprint paradYse. This single launch of sorts cements the band’s heady ascent, with plenty more to come in the rest of 2014

THE BIG NEU THING:
Wrinkles

There’s a fidgety, not-quite-good-enough brilliance to Wrinkles. They’re a band that never concludes a recording session satisfied. There’s always a different direction, another detour to take off on if their sanity and sleeping patterns permit. Debut track ‘Paper Plates’ isn’t as disposable as its namesake; it’s actually a tantalising song to dive into countless times, each dip providing a new angle and mini-story. It’s calls its enemies “assholes”, cusses until its breath runs short. And it’s the sound of a band mixing fury and melodic charm like the two opposites were born best friends. [Thanks Josh]

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
children of pop - Taking Over

If The Acid’s debut album comes off a bit like being choked in chloroform, wait until children of pop makes an introduction. A producer based in Houston, his latest sense-tugging cut likes to wrap itself around the senses, like a boa constrictor with a 4-minute deadline. Apparently produced while the guy was bored, it’s an intricate beast that gets its point across in sedated, smart form.

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