New music guide The Neu Bulletin (13th June 2014)

Neu’s Friday new music guide recommends Glass Animals, Elder Island and Black Waggons.

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. Think of it as a stream of recommendations that every so often pops up something spectacular.

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.

Glass Animals - London, Rough Trade East (Free)

It’s one of the debuts of the year, and today Glass Animals’ ‘ZABA’ gets a trusty send-off at London’s Rough Trade East for a free instore. The Oxford group are just making their first steps - this is the kind of record that’ll filter and make an impact as the summer progresses.

Elder Island - The Big Unknown

Funk like you’ve never heard it before, Elder Island’s latest track starts off with slick licks and the kind of strut Nile Rodgers’ capable of producing on a whim. Think All We Are with a softer touch. The Bristol trio then enter with stranger elements; vocals that seem almost distant in their application, especially compared to a Jai Paul-style guitar line that outweighs everything.

Black Waggons

WATCHDOGS by Black Waggons

Absorb the scuzz. An unlikely location to host the next scuzzy rock ‘n roll triumph, Saratov, Russia houses Black Waggons. Their debut EP is a Deap Vally-style thrill-a-minute burst into full-blooded, obnoxious territory. Abrasive doesn’t remotely cut it. This is grubby as hell and proud.

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