New music guide The Neu Bulletin (11th December 2014)

DIY’s new music delivery, featuring Demob Happy, Tom Aspaul and GANGLY.

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:
Demob Happy - London, The Garage

Tonight sees Brighton bunch Demob Happy previewing their own city’s Great Escape Festival with a special new music showcase. Free entry, it sees the band joined by The Tuts and The RPMs for ‘TGE presents…’ Fingers crossed this lot will be a fixture of the festival itself come May.

Elsewhere tonight, exciting newcomer Nao headlines a show at London’s Corscia Studios.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Tom Aspaul - Good Together

“Everybody’s saying we’d be good together,” sings Tom Aspaul on his new track, and indeed this looks like the beginning of a blossoming relationship. Following a collaboration with FTSE, this new cut is taken from a forthcoming mixtape, inspired in equal parts by drunken nights out and Janet Jackson videos. GRADES is on production, previewing the ‘Revelation Mixtape’ out early 2015. Pristine and perfectly-poised pop rarely sounds this impressive on first glance.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
GANGLY - fuck with someone else

Giving nods to jj’s Scandi hip-hop prism and - whisper it - Sinead O’ Connor’s balladry, GANGLY is a newcomer like few others. Based in Reykjavik, first step ‘fuck with someone else’ is honest-to-god pop with drama running through its veins. Emoting on top of crispy beats like Spooky Black writing a diary, it’s a gorgeous, gloomy introduction.

Tags: Demob Happy, Listen, Features, Neu, Neu Bulletin

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