New music guide The Neu Bulletin (16th September 2014)

Rae Morris heads up today’s new music guide, which also introduces Queen Magic and a new Sea Oleena track.

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.

THE GIG:
Rae Morris - London, Village Underground

With her debut album prepped for a January 2015 release, all bets are hedged on Rae Morris being in the heart of future ‘Sound of…’ chatter. Beyond mumblings of excitement, she’s had a brilliant 2014, new single ‘Closer’ moving on from mere hype and aiming skywards.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Queen Magic - I Don’t Want

Australia doesn’t stop. Just when one star is flung from Down Under into hyped-up hyperspace, out steps another. Queen Magic is the moniker of a new Melbourne artist, arriving smooth to the touch, dosed up on slick beats and the kind of lust-focused coo’ing that’s served Kindness so well up to now. The project itself belongs to Charlie Brophy and Nick Mulhall - the face of the band - with the pair squeezing life and experimentation out of the old R&B model.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Sea Oleena - Paths

There’s being tied up in a dreamy aesthetic, then there’s doing something with it. On Charlotte Oleena’s latest ‘Paths’ song, she pierces the surface. Instead of relying on sweet, drifting guitars and hummed atmospherics - which this song indeed packs - she also goes straight for the gut. It doesn’t creep up on the senses or wait for its turn - this is a song that brings cinematic, intentionally pretty music into a more daring setting. Debut album ‘Shallow’ is out 30th September on Lefse.

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