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. 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.
THIS WEEKEND’S GIG:
Crushed Beaks - London, The Old Blue Last (Saturday 15th)
It’s not something to take lightly - in 2015, Crushed Beaks are finally channelling their pummelling garage punk force into a full-length. Ahead of that, this Saturday they play a DIY Presents night at The Old Blue Last, with fellow thrashers Playlounge in support. It’s free, and it’s the first opportunity to see this (now) three-piece playing post-studio.
Elsewhere this weekend:
- Slaves support Jamie T at Alexandra Palace, London (Friday 14th)
- Scottish gems Tuff Love headline London’s The Old Blue Last (Sunday 16th)
THE BIG NEU THING:
Good Morning - Shawcross
Almost definitely not named after the bulky leg-breaking Stoke City rock, Good Morning’s debut EP is instead an Aussie-stamped debut schooled in woozy Mac DeMarco-isms and Kurt Vile-style clarity. There’s also a hint of Bradford Cox in ‘Don’t Come Home Today”s cry for help. Streaming in full above, it’s out as a cassette on Solitare Recordings, gorgeous from start to finish. Thanks to DIY’s Sam Cornforth for the tip.
OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Grace - Pluto (Basecamp Remix - DIY Premiere)
Aussie newcomer Grace’s ‘Pluto’ debut is enough to send anyone stratospheric. With TV On the Radio’s Dave Sitek at the desk in turn, it’s landed as one of the most promising first numbers in the past month. Couple that with this new, high-profile remix from Basecamp and we’re talking a 2014 success story in full bloom. It also follows on from Basecamp’s own self-titled EP from 2013. DIY’s got the first play, above.