New music guide The Neu Bulletin (17th September 2014)

Brooklyn band Mothxr head up today’s new music tips, also featuring pix and Terror Pigeon.

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:
Mothxr - London, Boston Arms

Led by Penn Badgley (once part of the Gossip Girl cast, no less), Brooklyn’s Mothxr are midway through their first run around the UK. Their slick, blog-friendly synth pop sits somewhere between the moodiness of Darkside and the unfiltered hip-hop influences of Glass Animals. Tomorrow they play the capital’s Sebright Arms, but catch them first tonight in London.

THE BIG NEU THING:
p-i-x - A Way to Say Goodbye

With baselines lifted from the Twin Peaks soundtrack and a lazy day quality that, if compressed into an Instagram filter, would change the world, new London artist pix’s latest ‘A Way to Say Goodbye’ track is one for the dreamers. Haziness doesn’t always translate into something meaningful, but once this number’s chorus steps in - sounding like it’s coming from a separate room, at points - heads begin to turn.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Terror Pigeon - Girl!

Terror Pigeon claim to be the “world’s sweatiest world,” which by our reckoning means their dreadfully sweaty palms tend to stick to the muggy keys on their synths. That helps explain why they plug out high notes to the furtherest point on the bouncy, brilliantly giddy ‘Girl!’, which features on their first UK release ‘Live It Up Before You Die It Up!’. This kind of excitable energy tends to be the result of ruthless coffee-fuelled mornings where defeat isn’t an option, but fortunately this Nashville troupe have put caffeine shakes to tape. Their new album is out 22nd September on Fierce Panda / In Stereo Records.

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