News The Neu Bulletin (13th January 2014)

East India Youth leads the way in Monday’s daily new music guide, featuring Psychedelic Black and Låpsley.

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East India Youth - London, Rough Trade East

William Doyle’s ‘Total Strife Forever’ debut is one of the highest rated of the year so far (and yes, it’s only bloody 13 days into the year alright, alright). There’s a reason for that: in everything it attempts - whether it be sweltering synth-pop or grubby electronics - is pulled off. Doyle built his reputation on a ridiculous amount of gigs last year - this free RTE in store starts from 6pm.

Psychedelic Black - Melting

Boise’s Logan Hyde will probably be a familiar to anyone who knows him for guitar work on Youth Lagoon, as well as the recently halted Hypno Safari project, which showcased his solo songwriting knowhow to the skies. Psychedelic Black is the new guise he’s going under, and it latches onto any semblance of a grunge revival we’re currently experiencing, as well as tapping into neat and precise tropical pop. Think Paul Simon stumbling into a Tame Impala acid freakout session and you’re halfway there. ‘Melting’ means business.


Pitch-shifting like some clone version of The Knife’s Karin Dreijer sent from up above, Låpsley’s music channels James Blake, but at the same time there’s no one else on this planet who could produce a track quite like ‘Station’. Dripping in soul, it basks in blank space and latches onto minimalism, using two styles of vocals at once (who knows how it’ll be replicated live - just enjoy this) reaching the zenith of loop-heavy pop. The 17 year old Liverpool-based student will hopefully be given time to develop more tracks like this - but it’s obvious why Holly Fletcher is the most talked about UK newcomer.

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