News The Neu Bulletin (21st May 2014)

Today’s new music tips contain Big Ups, Yon Voosti and Strange Babes.

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. We can’t please everyone, sorry.

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.

THE GIG
Big Ups, Plague Vendor - London, Sebright Arms


Ferocity defined, Big Ups were one of the most talked-about names in the hangover’ed post-coverage of the Great Escape Festival in Brighton. They’re joined tonight by fellow North Americans willing to break big - Plague Vendor. Both acts bring serious spectacles to their frustrated brand of punk. Expect nothing short of chaos.

THE BIG NEU THING
Yon Voosti - Too Careful (prod. La Leif)


‘Too Careful’, the debut track from London newcomer Yon Voosti, is at least from the outside a distinctly minimal work. There’s a lot going on, with hundreds of tiny ideas splintering off into various directions - but it’s like seeing an explosion from a distance; the impact’s there, it just feels different. With enough space at hand, the song puts emphasis on one of its standout lyrics - “The lightest of touches can leave a bruise.” At first the song gives into xx-like, whispered intimacy, but its cackled, scream-filled ending is more fascinating, with producer La Leif assisting in finding a balance between odd beauty and extreme severity.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Strange Babes - Holiday


New Zealand via LA newcomers Strange Babes are suckers for addictive, sunny-side-up pop. Their debut track ‘Holiday’ shuns big getaways for something a little closer to home. It spins melancholy and downtrodden lyrics into something resembling all out triumph. Sam McCarthy and Jaden Parkes are the core songwriters, and in the track’s chorus they’ve set themselves the unholiest of tasks in having to attempt to actually top this as the years roll on. A beautiful introduction, one sure to capture thousands of hearts.

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