New music guide The Neu Bulletin (21st January 2015)

DIY’s daily delivery of new music, featuring tracks from Turtle, St. Tropez and a featured gig from Alex Burey.

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:
Alex Burey, Max Pope - London, St Pancras Old Church

Try pinpointing another UK songwriter with this much potential. Aged nineteen, Alex Burey is a BRIT School graduate with serious prowess, each of the tracks on his ‘Inside World’ EP arriving lush and steeped in soul and experimental electronics. Tonight makes his debut gig, where he plays with a full band that’s been practicing for the past couple of years. He’ll be joined by Max Pope, another exciting new face.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Turtle - Colours (Premiere)

Glasgow producer Turtle doesn’t need words to get the point across. Finer details can wait when it comes to a song like ‘Colours’, which paints emotions in gorgeous shades through sheer simple force. A great, murmuring vocal line soars beneath a piece that borrows elements of Mogwai’s ghoulish post-rock and Jon Hopkins’ all-enveloping electronics. Just imagine seeing this live, fleshed out with a dazzling light show and a sea of flailing, raised arms.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
St. Tropez - I Don’t Wanna Fall in Love (Video Premiere)

On their Tarek Musa (from Spring King)-produced monster of a debut, Amsterdam kick-getters St. Tropez reach into their inner calm and replace it with chaos. Their new video - debuting on DIY - places the group’s raucous rage into a different environment. It’s inspired by “the invisible work of Yves Klein made in the 1950’s, such as “Le Vide” (the voidroom),” they’ve told us. Ace in every way imaginable.

St. Tropez play London’s The Old Blue Last, 10th February. A debut EP is due out 2nd February.

Tags: Alex Burey, Listen, Features, Neu, Neu Bulletin

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