News The Neu Bulletin (14th December 2012)

In our final new music bulletin of the year, we tip Only Real’s debut show in London, plus music from Ranvir Bassi and Morning Hands.

In our final daily Bulletin of the calendar year, Neu gives you a choice show and a selection of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something new and exciting. See you in 2013!

Only Real - Birthdays, London (debut live show)

Out of the bedroom he emerges, shaking off the Xbox controller wires and cereal crumbs. This is Niall Galvin’s debut show, and we’re really, really excited. Only Real could be one of 2013’s breakout stars, if ‘Cadillac Girl’ and ‘Backseat Kissers’ are to be relied on for indications of his future.

Ranvir Bassi - of Moons

Above the steel drums is a strange voice, half-mumbled, half-distracted. It’s not like Ranvir Bassi isn’t fully immersed in the song he’s delivering, more than he’s being swept along by the eerie, minimalist patterns he’s so masterfully constructed. “I am going to the moon, no-one can stop me” he hums, in his delightful, unique style. ‘of Moons’ never quite gets into full stride, focused more on its present playful style than some grand crescendo. It’s a smart, adventurous track and a fine introduction to the Coventry-based artist.

Morning Hands

California band Morning Hands make no bones about their “very accessible music.” It’s a statement that forms their biography on Facebook. And it’s a notion that sticks as soon as you hit play on their debut ‘Natures Gestures’ EP. ‘Swamp’, up above, shows Douglas Du Fresne and Patrick Tabor at their accessibility peak. This is gloriously catchy, a fine, charming swansong to 2012 and hopefully indication of 2013’s defining sound.

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