News The Neu Bulletin (21st November 2013)

The Wytches, Sportsman and Running In The Fog feature in Neu’s daily 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.

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The Wytches - London, The Black Heart

Hellish head-turners The Wytches have been rooted to Toe Rag studios (the birthplace of The White Stripes’ ‘Elephant’ & the new Metronomy LP, for starters), hard at work on their debut full-length. Peering out the basement to showcase what’s in the locker, tonight’s date at The Black Heart will be a storming reminder of the band’s nightmarish thrills.

Sportsman - Vivid Memories [DIY Premiere]

What begins as a swelling, subdued number - the chopped vocal patterns that open Sportsman’s ‘Vivid Memories’ could be mistaken for a beating heart - eventually morphs into the sound of Stockholm’s Per Magnusson showing off, essentially. Throwing in countless melodies, loading the whole thing up to the brim, each split-second of ‘Vivid Memories’ is more heartfelt than the last. Taken from the ‘Usher’ EP - out from this week on Best Fit Recordings - Magnusson gets to grips with reality, using otherworldly elements to make his point. Affecting stuff.

Running In The Fog - Sail [DIY Premiere]

Amanda Harper deals in monosyllabic titles and cutting, finite electronic pop. Backgrounds playing the sax and hanging out in jazz bands has had a curious impact on the music she makes today as Running In The Fog. Arrangements are loose beings, close-to-collapse if it weren’t for the jagged, pointed rhythms that set such an almighty stall. On ‘Sail’, she doesn’t drift like a boat reaching shore - instead, she pointedly races for the finish line. The four minutes of ‘Sail’ don’t… sail by, they fly skywards with not a second thought. Harper’s craft is one to be reckoned with. It’s difficult to think of anyone doing things quite like this, as it happens.

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