New music guide The Neu Bulletin (23rd June 2014)

DIY’s new music tips today include Glass Animals, Childsaint and The Golden Dregs.

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. Think of it as a stream of recommendations that every so often pops up something spectacular.

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.

Glass Animals - Newcastle, Think Tank

‘Zaba’-daba-doo’ing their way around the country, Glass Animals are warming up for a spot on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury with this stop on their UK tour. Two more shows after this - they play Sheffield’s Bungalows and Bears (25th) and a homecoming gig at Oxford’s Jericho Tavern (26th).

The Golden Dregs - A Life Aquatic

The Golden Dregs is a new project from Ben Woods (drummer of Gorgeous Bully, Pastel Colours and Lost Dawn). A sharp detour from his traditional, side-splitting percussive frenzies, debut track ‘A Life Aquatic’ is not only a woozy ear-magnet warm and soothing in every way imaginable, it’s also a sweet tribute to Wes Anderson, complete with widescreen visuals that’d make the guy well up. In this very video, members of The Black Tambourines make a cheeky cameo, but the best part of ‘A Life Aquatic’ is it proves you can film iconic-looking fancy flicks on a cheap budget in Cornwall. Eat that, Grand Budapest Hotel.

Childsaint - Dessert

Back in February, we highlighted the cussing, ultra intimate ‘Gutter Punks’ demo from Perth band Childsaint. Since then they’ve ditched tinny drum machines and blurted-out lyrics, instead rooting for scrappy guitars and sharper production, by way of Glasgow gems Honeyblood. ‘Dessert’ - their first single - is more than a sweet afterthought; there’s beauty and restraint mapped out in equal measure, ready to be embraced.

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