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

DIY’s weekend new music tips, featuring Get Inuit, Horsebeach and Kevin Garrett.

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 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 WEEKEND GIG:
Get Inuit

Brighton, The Hope & Ruin (Saturday 14th February)

Sittingbourne’s Get Inuit wanna be your stick in the mud - first step, their first UK headline tour, arriving on time for their debut ‘001’ EP. DIY premiered that first work earlier this week and it serves as a quick-witted, genre-hopping introduction to a group destined for thousands’ hearts.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Horsebeach - Let You Down

Ryan Kennedy’s debut Horsebeach release started out as a Chinese whisper, filtering around Manchester and beyond. By 2014’s close, it was in eagle-eyed types’ end-of-year lists, an under-the-radar charmer loaded top to bottom with bedroom pop staples. New single ‘Let You Down’ shows an extra dose of maturity, heavenly guitar licks only forming part of the picture this time round. Kennedy’s still giving nods to Real Estate and peers, but he’s also boasting a fuller sound that appears capable of storming big stages, not just quiet corners.

Pre-order ‘Disappear’ / ‘Let You Down’ on Bandcamp.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Kevin Garrett - Control

Funnily enough, NYC’s Kevin Garrett isn’t related to Jack, the UK’s current answer to soul-spliced, inventive pop. Kevin’s craft is similar. He’ll wrap tight-packed samples around crooning vocals, emotions spilling from all sides. At first, ‘Control’ doesn’t sound like it has any discernible melody - just a heart-swell of beats - but out it stirs, creeping into the foreground. Beyond gorgeous, this is right up there with Jack Garrett’s smoky blog-pop.

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