News The Neu Bulletin (11th September 2012)

Your daily dose of new music recommendations and selected gigs, curated by Neu.

If you’re craving that feeling of excitement you get from hearing a new artist or if you’re desperate to head out and see some of the hottest acts live, Neu’s got you covered. Here’s today’s bulletin of new music recommendations, both on the net and in the flesh.

WHO’S PLAYING WHERE?
Youtube comments - for all their ignorance and ridiculousness - are often spot-on. The top comment on Jinja Safari’sToothless Grin’ video: “This song makes me want to jump upon a unicorn and ride over rainbows and off into other galaxies.” So if you head into Dalston tonight, you’ll be in the company of several soul-searchers sitting atop a unicorn. Or nodding hipsters queueing at the bar. One or the other. And look at them: They’re so handsome they were probably born out of unicorns, for crying out loud.

Jinja Safari are joined by Gaoler’s Daughter and The Adamski Kid at Birthdays, Dalston. Tickets are £8.

Famed “good time enthusiasts”, the suave and dapper Grass House, provide an alternative for London gig-goers tonight, with a set at Madame Jojos. Expect the venue to be filled with smart looking types - think Steve Buscemi from Boardwalk Empire but with an even softer side- spinning their partners round on the dancefloor with roses between their teeth. Grass House’s intelligent pop demands such a scene. Sylver Tongue, Weird Dreams & Luke from the Bella Union label provide DJ sets after the bands, and Colours support.

Details on Grass House’s single launch tonight can be found here.

WHO’S MAKING WAVES?
Ok, so we say making waves. But perhaps Neu’s just got wind of the final ripples reaching shore from the big wave spawning in Scandinavia. This time last week we recommended Scandi-pop sensation Sandra Kolstad, now we’re demanding you check out the dynamic dream-pop of Heyerdahl (pictured, above - credit: Julia Naglestad). Steel drums set the tone for their sensational, perfectly-shaped debut track ‘Mirage’. The band play White Heat with Tu Fawning and Torches, 9th October.


FURTHER NEU BUSINESS
Introducing Young Unknowns. If you’ve ever dreamt of having your heart broken in New York, this music might push you a little closer. The new Brooklyn project are scarce on information, and have no more than 400 listeners at the time of writing, but their style is one of smooth, jaunty pop, with an astonishingly potent melancholy lining the seams of ‘Far Enough’ - listen below:

Young Unknowns - ‘Far Enough’

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