New music guide The Neu Bulletin (14th July 2015)

DIY’s daily supply of new music, featuring Kid Wave, Corey Bowen and DBFC.

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.

DIY Presents - Don’t July To Me Baby

Kid Wave, St. Tropez, Dolores Haze, Bleeding Heart Pigeons - London, The Old Blue Last

Tonight sees the first in a series DIY gigs at London’s The Old Blue Last. We’ve called the series ‘Don’t July To Me Baby’ because it’s July, and that’s a funny name. We’ve asked some of our favourite new bands to play, and lots of them said yes, even though it’s all very last-minute. First up is Kid Wave, shoegazers with way more than just casual escapist intent. They’re joined by Amsterdam buzz band St. Tropez, the thrashing Dolores Haze and the ultra-ambitious Bleeding Heart Pigeons. All very different, all capable of being bloody huge. Head down tonight (it’s free, 18+) and keep the next two Tuesday’s in your diaries.

Corey Bowen - If Birds Wish To Fly

Last time we put on a bunch of shows at The Old Blue Last, it was Hello 2015 - our buzzy guide to the year ahead. Girl Band, Oscar and Demob Happy were all involved, and lower down the bill was the ultra-new Corey Bowen. This Middlesborough talent has since sharpened up his previously woozy but demonic alt-pop. Comparisons to Mac DeMarco and Deerhunter have been swept aside in favour of a cleaner psych supply, not dissimilar to Gruff Rhys’ childhood nightmares or a way less miserable, way more interesting Jake Bugg. New song ‘If Birds Wish To Fly’ is sharply-suited pop with a promise of something weirder round the corner.

DBFC - Staying Home

If DBFC were indeed a football team - they describe themselves as a “club”, but we won’t believe it until they sign Glen Johnson on a free transfer - they’d go straight to the high leagues. The Paris four-piece’s slick-as-it-gets electro pop is the stuff of late nights, all executed with tremendous, Phoenix-esque style. House staples trade blows with echo-laden guitars, all pointing towards an endless summer vibe that’s as busy as this year’s transfer window.

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