News The Neu Bulletin (11th February 2014)

Blaue Blume, Morgan Kluck and Leo Kalyan are Neu’s new music tips, today.

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.

Boxed In, Blaue Blume, Michael A Grammar - London, Madame Jojo’s

A triple-bill to rival all others, on what’s a particularly busy night of gigs. We’ve opted for Madame Jojo’s because a) there’s a nice place that serves soup nearby and b) it features three of the most exciting pre-debut acts going. There’s Moshi Moshi signing Boxed In at the top, Danish power-poppers Blaue Blume and Brighton boys Michael A Grammar, fresh from releasing their new EP which DIY streamed a couple of weeks back.

Morgan Kluck
Drowned Histories (rough mix) by Morgan Kluck
Every Xiu Xiu record gets more extreme by the second, but buried beneath the industrial torture methods, there’s a glistening heart, surely. It’s sometimes hard to believe, but Morgan Kluck (a musician with absolutely nothing to do with Xiu Xiu - stay with us, there’s a point to this) helps promote this sense of beauty showing its softer side. Plus his voice sounds like a gentler sibling of Jamie Stewart’s, backed with twinkling keys and fidgety, explorative cello. What a lovely concoction.

Leo Kalyan

Before arriving with this, his debut track, Leo Kaylan did the whole Cyril Hahn thing of making a name for himself by remixing big name artists (Ellie Goulding, Rihanna) and generating Soundcloud buzz via synthetic tweaks and clever tidbits. ‘Temptation’ proves he can do things on his own page. And even though it contains a slightly horrid “I’m waiting by the pull” lyric/ attempt at seduction, it does impress, mostly because it’s gloomy, blog-friendly R&B that isn’t in the slightest bit boring.

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