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

Neu’s batch of new music tips contains Alice Boman and Cocktails.

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:
Alice Boman - London, Courtyard Theatre

Swedish songwriter Alice Boman was one of the recent highlights of Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, giving good on the promise of her forthcoming new EP ‘II’. She belongs in church halls or - in this case - theatres, sweetly filling rooms with softly-softly acoustics.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Cocktails - Don’t Bother

San Francisco is bubbling up. On their slick, rigid ‘Don’t Bother’, the coast’s finest new leaders Cocktails grab their boards and give the city an extra shade of sunscreen. Taken from the debut album ‘Adult Life’ - out on underground staples Father/Daughter - this is simple, breakneck-speed rock ‘n roll, executed with beaming smiles and a sweet aftertaste. Pre-order the LP now.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
POP GOES

Single [Fantôme Populaire] by POP GOES

Montreal’s POP GOES get their kicks from a soaring riff and a little studio tidbit - no bold choruses, no song structure, just pure sonic freakout. If you think “jam” is a dirty word, they don’t. If plugging into a 30 second solo feels a bit like it’s overbaking it, they’re in disagreement. Their new single showcases a whole lot of knowhow - luckily b-side ‘Won’t Win’ has some kind of restrictions held in place, grunge rock given a rude shove forwards.

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