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

DIY’s new music guide, featuring Deers, Soft Fangs and Turtle.

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:
Deers - London, The Lexington

This’ll be Deers’ last UK visit for 2014, topping off a year that’s seen the Madrid band build momentum at a ridiculous speed. A gem in last month’s DIY all-dayer, tonight they play The Lexington, this sold out fixture being the first of many, many more. Support comes from riotous New Yorkers Public Access TV.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Soft Fangs

While comparisons to Sparklehorse and Elliott Smith are as frequently bestowed as they are misplaced, there is a genuine of both masters’ work running through the veins of the new, self-titled, EP from Soft Fangs.

The five-track collection was penned by one John Lutkevich in the attic of his parents home, when he finally returned there after the break-up of his LA-based band and subsequent road-trip he threw himself in to. That back-story makes sense too. Throughout Soft Fangs’ there’s a burning sense of self-inspection but there’s outward contemplation also, a sharpened eye looking out over the people, places and happenings below. [Tom Johnson]

‘Soft Fangs’ is out now, via Seagreen Records.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Turtle - Lavender

Scottish producer Turtle reached instant highs with his previous EP, and he’s just announced a second release (‘Colours’) for a 2015 release on Beatnik Creative (Palace, Attu). Previously, songs fell in line with the evocative, emotional electronica of Jon Hopkins. Lead track ‘Lavender’ takes its own path, this time, faint vocal lines circling a similarly loose, sparse structure. Jon Cooper’s clearly in the mood to go pretty much anywhere, ‘Colours’ being another work of bright potential.

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