New music guide The Neu Bulletin (24th September 2015)

DIY’s new music tips today pick out Black Honey, Saltwater Sun and GIRLI.

The Neu Bulletin is a daily update of the most exciting new things DIY’s listening to. 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 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:
Black Honey & Kagoule (supporting East India Youth)

London, Garage

Backing William Doyle’s last London East India Youth show for a good while are two bright sparks. Brighton’s Black Honey upped the drama value with this week’s ‘Corinne’ single, and Kagoule’s first work ‘Urth’ is an underrated beast from this year.

THE BIG NEU THING:
GIRLI - ASBOys

Pink, plastic, Barbied - GIRLI has created her own universe. Impressive for someone with just a handful of songs to their name, but this Londoner produces brilliantly assured, bonkers pop that belongs exclusively to her. ‘ASBOys’ boasts M.I.A.’s confidence, unhinged bolshiness and a grime-nodding UK pulse.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Saltwater Sun - Making Eyes

Saltwater Sun are thrillseekers. It’s clear on ‘Making Eyes’, which combines ‘My Number’-style guitar licks with a sun-doused pop sheen. Pitting itself in the heart of blossoming romance, it’s a fevered take fresher than diving into a pool of locally squeezed orange juice.

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