News The Neu Bulletin (25th February 2014)

Neu’s daily dose of new music tips featuring The Orwells, OBESON and Relief Squad.

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 Orwells - Brighton, The Haunt

By the end of the week, several cities across the country will have witnessed grubby youngsters The Orwells impress with their referential but refreshed rock’n’roll. DIY first caught them in this very city at last year’s Great Escape Festival. Tonight’s gig - in the same venue - should prove a similarly momentous occasion.

OBESØN - I Need You To Need Me

A rollercoaster of glistening, glitter-speckled blog pop, ‘I Need You To Need Me’ is the latest killer cut from 22 year old producer OBESØN. There’s bleepy bloopy club-ready electronica and then there’s this. It’s a song that constantly steers itself into the next lane, speeding ahead. And setting aside boring car analogies, it’s a deadly dose of forward-thinking brilliance.

Relief Squad - Hours Away
Hours Away by Relief Squad

Listening to Mansfield musician Relief Squad’s first song is like being taken away on an ether cruise. Like gliding along a magic carpet with 50% more pillows. This drifts, has a rest from doing all that drifting, and then drifts some more. The first line, ironically, is “stay awake,” but like putting on your favourite Low record and shutting the eyelids, that’s a distinctly difficult instruction to follow.

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