New music guide The Neu Bulletin (1st September 2014)

Today’s batch of new music tips brings together Alice Boman, WULFS and California Carpool.

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:
Alice Boman - London, Cafe Oto

2014’s already been a breakthrough her for Swedish songwriter Alice Boman. The softly sung artist’s second EP turned heads in unison, and she’s immediately stood out as a Scandi musician with something drastically different to offer.

THE BIG NEU THING:
WULFS - Moving Out

This song arrives in good time - it’s that point in the year when former students pack up their bags and set off into the great/terrifying/tragic unknown, and when fresh-faced WKD-slamming newbies take up residence in halls. Soon-to-be Leeds-based, WULFS’ debut ‘Moving Out’ track arrived last Friday as an Art Is Hard Pizza Club gift. Strung out and dictated by sweet-as-can-be hooks, it’s the sound of youth taking a big next step, with fear, trepidation and excitement battling it out in one beastly dance.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
California Carpool - blue moon

Brighton musician Isaac Ide takes up an unassuming position on his latest ‘blue moon’ track. Part-time drummer in Morning Smoke, this baby-step’ed project is one collection of demos to the good. Branched under the title ‘beach dreams’, there’s no doubt these California Carpool songs tick every kind of lazy-day, dreamy beach-pop box, but there’s a message of underlying sadness that creeps out from the seams. Ide seems less like a surfboard-wielding picture of arrogance, more a stone-skimming loner with a few preying thoughts on his mind.

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