New music guide The Neu Bulletin (18th November 2014)

DIY’s new music tips, featuring Viet Cong, Greg Oliver and Wyles & Simpson.

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.

Viet Cong - London, Total Refreshment Centre

Ahead of their 2015 self-titled debut, Viet Cong’s pummelling post-punk force is getting its first run in the UK tonight. Expect drone, bolts of energy and enough jolting turns to add fuel to the group’s already intense fire. Support comes from local gems Great Ytene.

Elsewhere tonight, Oklahoma’s Broncho play a sold out show at London’s Sebright Arms, and Shopping support Merchandise at London haunt The Laundry.

Greg Oliver - Over

The guy has pipes - enough to conquer everyday emotions in one fleeting blow, but there’s more to Greg Oliver than a flooring singing voice. On debut track ‘Over’, he blends power ballad choruses with deft, sleight-of-hand production. Clearly, he had every potential of racing through the talent show route, but instead he’s opted to craft his own form of meticulous pop. In an age of vocalists shying away from being upfront, instead choosing to bathe in a sea of reverb, Greg Oliver offer a refreshing glimpse of the future.

Wyles & Simpson - Light & Dark

On sophisticated, serene debut ‘Light & Dark’, London duo Wyles & Simpson instant stir into the spotlight. A flurry of barely-there notes and deftly-applied loose ends, the pair singing of impermanence and being given the runaround, all while creating something similarly deceptive. Taken from a forthcoming debut LP, ‘Light & Dark’ provides enough subtleties and red herrings to forge some almighty mystery novel.

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