New music guide The Neu Bulletin (16th October 2015)

DIY’s daily dose of new music, featuring Junk Son and Akiine.

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.

Junk Son - True

Back in March, we picked out Lake District / London act JUNK (newly renamed Junk Son) as an intriguing new force. Debut EP ‘Eyes Shut’ was an experimental first work that swayed between lush instrumentation and big-thinking electronics. The themes recur on ‘True’, the project’s first single on 37 Adventures. Anything remotely familiar gets submerged in a breathless, ever-expanding wall of noise. Slick pop with its senses enhanced, it’s further proof Junk Son are onto something.

Akiine - Brixton

London’s Akiine have always felt to inhabit another world. They perform with shoes and socks off, bouncing on a floaty cloud of expansive pop. With new EP ‘Neptune’ around the corner, they land back down on Planet Earth with ‘Brixton’, a track that somehow captures the calm existing in the South London hub’s perfect storm of activity. It’s not exactly the equivalent of day markets and proud establishments under famous arches, but it’s close.

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