New music guide The Neu Bulletin (10th March 2015)

DIY’s new music tips, featuring Rhodes, Abattoir Blues and ACES.

The Neu Bulletin is a daily update of the most exciting new things DIY’s listening to. 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:
Rhodes

London, Village Underground

His biggest UK show to date, tonight Rhodes headlines the 1000-capacity Village Underground. Fresh from being in DIY’s Class of 2015, last month he set his stall with ‘Turning Back Around’, a track that filters his choral pop into something positively chart-bound.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Abattoir Blues - Awake

Sod burglar alarms or war sirens, if anyone needs to be alerted of an emergency, just get Harry Waugh to shout: “PANIC!”. Waugh has the kind of voice that could probably jump territories if it fancied. With Abattoir Blues, he fronts a brutal, chant-centric Brighton force, fast becoming one of the seaside’s brightest prospects. They’re releasing ‘Awake’ as part of Art Is Hard’s new “Family Portrait’ compilation, linking up with Living Hour, Fruit Bomb and Bruising. It arrives ahead of a run of UK shows this May, including London’s Old Blue Last (9th May). Pre-order ‘Family Portrait pt. II’ here.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
ACES - Find Me Out

There’s smooth-edged, emotional pop in spades, and then there’s a mastering of light-to-the-touch, bittersweet R&B. Shura and Wet are champions of the game, standing out in a dense crowd. And Brooklyn duo ACES play a similar card, debut track ‘Find Me Out’ bringing intimacy into strange new territory. Anything but a couple of box-tickers, this is a debut nestling up with the unorthodox. Fans of Rhye will adore this, too.

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