News The Neu Bulletin (20th November 2013)

Superfood head up Neu’s Wednesday new music guide.

The Neu Bulletin provides a daily dose of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something fresh and exciting.

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.

THE GIG
Superfood - London, Barfly


With new single ‘Bubbles’ and ‘Melting’, Birmingham’s Superfood have well and truly announced themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Sharp-witted referential rock ‘n roll, as each song emerges, the Birmingham band sound more assured and ready for big things. Barfly awaits.

THE BIG NEU THING
Hannah Diamond - Pink and Blue


Don’t freak out. This is not a joke. Yes, Hannah Diamond’s ‘Pink and Blue’ sounds positively offensive from the very beginning. And christ, for those who dislike sickly pop things, it doesn’t get any better. Maybe it’s satire? It’s almost definitely making some kind of holier-than-thou commentary on shiny, glossy music. Either that, or - like producer Sophie - it’s producing ‘chart hits’ like it’s a science, examining tiny details and cramming them into a weird-as-hell four minutes. ‘Pink and Blue’ sounds so false, so utterly infuriating, it actually ends up becoming one of the most insanely addictive tracks of the year. People will love it. People will absolutely fucking hate it with all their power. But that’s what makes it such a big deal.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Groves


London five-piece Groves use a wistful, acoustic take on music to their own advantage. What might be considered folky and standard-fare is amplified tenfold, skewed to the point where it sounds repetitive, with looped patterns careering away from all angles. Hushed vocals link up with barely-there whispers, lightly-plucked guitars. It’s a lullaby of a track, is ‘Paperback’, but on closer inspection it’ll keep you awake all night wondering how something so complex can be made to sound this effortless.

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