New music guide The Neu Bulletin (13th April 2015)

DIY’s new music tips, featuring COMPNY, Proverb and Morning Smoke.

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 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:
COMPNY (w/ Darlia and The Wombats)

London, Brixton Academy

Tonight’s Brixton Academy headliners know a thing or two about penning anthems, but new outfit COMPNY differ big-time to The Wombats. Their fresh-faced take on summer-doused pop is rinsed in invention, but all intentions point towards major keys and gigantic chorus. New single ‘Lovers’, which premiered on DIY, is the best example yet.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Proverb - Ultraviolet // Descent (ft. IIRIS)

London producer Proverb’s debut track lifts from electronic staples without making some shameless homage. ‘Ultraviolet // Descent’ is steeped in early-Gold Panda nods, sitar samples sharing space with IIRIS’ gleaming vocals. But there’s a disjointed style to this first work that allows his work to stand out in a busy crowd.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Morning Smoke - Isn’t Anything

Brighton’s Morning Smoke owe plenty to post-punk heroes of old, but their ‘Isn’t Anything’ track doesn’t seem too concerned with nostalgia. A new single on Lolipop & Dead Fun Records, it’s a song that seethes with frustration while pointing to a better future (without coming off like a drastic political manifesto).

Tags: COMPNY, Listen, Features, Neu, Neu Bulletin

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