News The Neu Bulletin (22nd October 2012)

Neu’s daily new music & live music recommendations, curated by editor Jamie Milton.

Neu’s got you covered for new music recommendations and nights out this week. Each day we’ll give you a choice gig, plus a selection of fresh artists to check out.

Cheatahs, London Sebright Arms
Cheatahs are up there with Fidlar as Wichita Recordings signings going out with a vengeance; both share an ability to liven a sleepy crowd into a wake of flailing hands and sweaty pits. Glorious live, you can assume, the band bring their ‘Sans’ EP out to the masses on 5th November. See what all the fuss is about at a special London show tonight.

Cheatahs play London’s Sebright Arms, tonight.

Blessa - Open Fields

Blessa did that thing that emerging bands tend to do, by deleting all of their existing demos and filling the empty space with one sole recording. It’s easy to complain, but I like the idea of bands aiming and settling on a higher standard. ‘Open Fields’ is definitely the best thing the Sheffield band have done to date; a gorgeous swinging state between Deaf Club at their most memorable and Interpol at their most sinister. And even if the song’s being labelled a demo, it’s safe to say this is something of a benchmark for future Blessa-based triumphs.


Once more, the words “chicken noodle soup face” grace our ears. Angel Haze, recent recipient of a Neu profile, flipped the formula and made one of the most memorable hip-hop tracks of the year with ‘New York’. An as unlikely a combination as it might seem on paper, to have King Krule giving the song his own interpretation makes perfect sense. This is a guy releasing singles on Rinse, with his roots in UK garage, emerging with true clarity. King Krule x Angel Haze. Doesn’t that sound beautiful? It does. Stream up above.

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