News The Neu Bulletin (23rd April 2014)

Neu’s daily dose of new music tips features Cosmo Sheldrake, Cash + David and THESTANDARD.

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
Cosmo Sheldrake - London, Sebright Arms


Playing a sold out headline show, Brighton whizzkid Cosmo Sheldrake has built a big online rep - now he’s getting physical. A new single on paradYse is being launched. With oddball folk suddenly onto a winner, don’t expect this to be the last chapter in Cosmo’s ascent.

THE BIG NEU THING
THESTANDARD - decisions


If you follow the Neu Bulletins with any regularity, you might be familiar with Spooky Black. He’s this year’s answer to Yung Lean, ie. a guy that looks like he’s stepped right out of the East 17 auditions, while also possessing a freakish amount of talent. On THESTANDARD, he collaborates with Bobby Raps, Allan Kingdom and Psymun, in a project that crosses wires between smooth R&B and future-leaning production. This is a real ‘God bless the internet’ moment. We might have addictions to our screens; we might not be able to consume food without sharing it visually with friends; we might refresh Facebook instead of calling family, but at least we have this. A project born on Soundcloud, destined to die in the heavens.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Cash + David - Pulse


London duo Cash + David have a habit of absorbing a myriad of influences and channelling them into their own crazed, hyperactive pop. Named after Johnny Cash and David Bowie, their previous single ‘Funn’ couldn’t be pegged down or tapped into. A thousand headrushes hitting the system all at once, it’s a lot like ‘Pulse’, which is even more extreme in its multi-faceted intentions. Initially coming off like a remixed version of an original track, it splits tropical samples with bongo patterns and snapping synth jerks. One foot in Hawaii, the other in India, and a few more limbs in whichever clubs it happens to step into, ‘Pulse’ captures the heartbeat of just about anything it can latch onto.

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