News The Neu Bulletin (22nd April 2013)

Your daily new music dose, chosen by Neu. Featuring Gaps and CLUB KURU.

From Monday to Friday, Neu has you covered. In our daily Bulletins we’ll give our word on the best show being played across the UK, the best song we’ve come across in the past 24 hours, plus anything else that’s caught our attention, new music-wise.

Department M, Gaps - London, Birthdays

Brighton’s Gaps get round to revealing their live game (and their pretty faces, see above) this month, with their early demos coming to life alongside the new project of former Grammatics frontman Owen Brilley, and his Department M project.


Fun Adults, Sivu and now CLUB KURU are all responsible for making something that’s becoming more and more worthy of having a genre coined in its name. It’s smart, dynamic guitar-led music with strange falsetto-led twists, vocals that swerve in and out of tune and float alongside muted riffs and heady percussion. On the brink of being too clever for its own good, ‘Loot’ somehow swings its head round towards one heck of a chorus. We’ll be hearing plenty more from this London project.

King Karoshi - Laundry

Montreal four-piece King Karoshi are borderline everything: Dodgy band name, some unappealing artwork and a stadium-ready sound. They hover over the edge of making music that’s too simple, too bounded by a desire to be sung out loud by thousands. But in doing so, they produce something in ‘Laundry’ that’s both hugely anthemic and mighty progressive; a clever balancing act between the good, the bad and the glorious.

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