New music guide The Neu Bulletin (24th July 2014)

Real Lies and Modern Vices lead the way in DIY’s new music guide.

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. Most of these are Bandcamp finds, big ups from readers or cheeky submissions that pop out of the inbox.

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 and follow our ‘Listen’-tag for everything new music related.

THE GIG:
Real Lies - London, The Waiting Room

There’s something genuinely special about Real Lies. They’re a fairly unassuming trio on the face of it, Londoners by heart, with casual sessions initially forming into genre-meshing early tracks that circuit house, all-out pop and breathless nostalgia. This is a rare opportunity (for now) to catch the three of them live, and it’s a freebie.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Wu-Lu & Gillian Mapps - Green Point

Wu-Lu is a producer/musician based in the UK, scanning across the Atlantic to collaborate in LA and New York (hence why this latest track’s called ‘Green Point’). He also happens to be the brother of Ben Romans-Hopcraft, from Childhood. Shunning his twin’s love of psych for something more immersed in trip-hop and jazz, ‘Green Point’ is his clearest, most precise offering to date. It dabbles in countless genres, bringing in vocalist Gillian Mapps, with the two combining in effortless embrace. Listen to more Wu-Lu here.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Modern Vices - Cheap Style

Newly signed to Autumn Tone Records (Twin Peaks), Chicago arrive from the same splintering scene that also gave beginnings to their label-mates and the ever-unpredictable The Orwells. The five-piece’s latest ‘Cheap Style’ track is taken from a debut LP, and it balances smoky bar theatrics with an underlying melancholy, vocals swaying from harsh and grovelled to an eerie baritone. Naturally, the thrill of it all welcomes in comparisons to The Strokes, but this is of another ilk.

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