News The Neu Bulletin (18th April 2013)

Your new music medicine, curated by Neu. Featuring Clean Bandit and Benin City.

From Monday to Friday, Neu has you covered. In these Bulletins right here, with recommended gigs and a healthy selection of songs, you’ll have a seemingly endless supply of new music tips.

Every day we offer up a choice show, a song of the day and a little something extra that’s caught our attention. Check back here every day for your latest Neu Bulletin delivery.

Clean Bandit, King Dinosaur - London, Electrowerkz

If you’ve a friend near you who you’d imagine hasn’t heard Clean Bandit yet, be that guy and force the music upon them. Let it rain down on them, this glorious mesh of string-sections and snappy beats that so yearns to be heard by millions. Or just, y’know, offer them a ticket to tonight’s show, if you can get your hand on one. It’s Sold Out, after all.

Benin City - My Love

Josh Idehen is the ‘one that rhymes’ in Benin City. But this isn’t rhyming. It’s storytelling, a narrative buried in beats. How Benin City have got so far without going stratospheric is beyond us. Although a debut album - ‘Fires In the Park’ - out on June 24th out to do the trick. Ghostpoet fans will be the first to fall for ‘My Love’, but any cynic refusing to turn their sorry head will soon come round.

Dear Lara - deadweight
deadweight by Dear Lara

I mean, of course this Glasgow songwriter hoisted himself up in a log cabin to record the songs forming his debut ‘plans’ EP. And yeah, when he sings about his song’s subject being his ‘very own dead weight’, it’s borderline heard-it-all-before. But David Lan’s voice is different, and it permeates through the folky fog and makes this music something darling, something to hold a close.

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