News The Neu Bulletin (21st November 2012)

Your mandatory dose of new music recommendations, chosen by Neu.

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Every day of the week, Neu gives you a choice show and a selection of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something new and exciting.

Chvrches - Electrowertz, London
Usually we recommend that you go see a new band play live. It’s gentle, not too forceful. Obviously your life would be much improved if you went to all of these gigs, but we wouldn’t hold anything against you if you watched Don’t Tell The Bride and had an early night instead. This time round, however, we implore you to go and see Chvrches live. Not only are they hands down responsible for one of the singles of the year, glimpses of their recent Maida Vale session with Huw Stephens suggest they can pull it off live too. This is a big one. A sight of something special.

Go Cozy - Sophie Starlight

Sophie Starlight by Go Cozy

Some Mizayaki inspired noise of ours” is how Go Cozy refer to their latest track. Shoegaze has never sounded as refreshing and modern as this. Far flung from some trashy revival bedroom schtick, recorded in I don’t know, 20 minutes or something, this is a beautiful song, drenched in melody and only making the most gentle of nods to its predecessors.


A Barcelona musician named Cristina is the brain behind this new project. She used to work in a similarly remarkable dreampop band called Granit, who received as many Beach House comparisons as they did plaudits. This new project, DESERT, screams progression, as deftly applied vocals float over a magnificent, obtuse backdrop of throbbing percussion and tribal musicianship. Here’s hoping Cristina stays true to this new project for years to come.

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