News The Neu Bulletin (1st April 2013)

Your Bank Holiday Monday new music guide, featuring Say Lou Lou and Austin, Texas’ Magia Negra.

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.

Say Lou Lou support Hurts - Manchester, Academy 2

Scandi-pop sister act Say Lou Lou premiered their ‘Julian’ single on these very pages last week. They’ll doubtless be sporting that track, and other future hits, at this big-time show with current pop heavyweights Hurts.

Magia Negra - Something You Want
Something You Want by Magia Negra

The Bank Holiday weekend and its relative quiet makes for a good time to source songs that might otherwise go unnoticed. This Magia Negra track was released last week on Bandcamp, the Austin band’s rough-edged, expansive rock almost slipping under every poor sod’s radar. But ‘Something You Want’, coupled with ‘Bossa’, gives hope that Magia Negra won’t be lesser-knowns for much longer.

Sue Clyde - Chances
Chances by Sue Clyde

Any musician heading down the synth-pop is taking a big risk. It’s one of 2013’s biggest musical dilemmas: How do you make something glossy and big on hooks stand out in a huge, over saturated landscape of other musicians trying the same tactic? Maybe it’s the sheer novelty of being able to pay 15 Polish zlotys’ for this EP (the equivalent of £2 or so) for Sue Clyde’s debut EP, but we’d also pin our applause on the stunning production of this first work. Maja Ławicka’s vocals float beautifully over the semi-sinister synthetics, constructed by brothers Adam and Maciek Michalak. It’s terrifically dark, a real jolt of energy in a somewhat lagging genre.

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