New music guide The Neu Bulletin (26th August 2014)

It’s an Australasia special today, with Vancouver Sleep Clinic, The Harpoons and Sunbeam Sound Machine all featuring.

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.

Vancouver Sleep Clinic - London, Ace Hotel

It’s not a bad time for New Zealand newcomer Vancouver Sleep Clinic to be making his London live debut. Last night the teen sensation linked up with another young’un in the form of Raury by unveiling new song ‘SuperFly’. As simple and sweeping as they come, it’s an anthem in the making. Tim Bettinson plays two nights at the Ace Hotel: 26th and 27th August.

The Harpoons - Can We Work This Out

Melbourne four-piece The Harpoons look lovesick in their new video - like, genuinely pale and distraught at whichever hapless heartbreak’s come their way. Taken from debut ‘Falling For You’, the strength to ‘Can We Work This Out’ is how it makes casual R&B influences come off like something out of a lucid dream. It’s a track that’s half awake, half wrapped up in its own fucked up thoughts.

‘Falling For You’ is out 26th September on Two Bright Lakes.

Sunbeam Sound Machine - Real Life

If this is Aussie musician Nick Sowersby’s idea of reality, he’s got a funny way about expressing it. ‘Real Life’ - which previews Sunbeam Sound Machine’s debut album ‘Wonderer’ - doesn’t just link up to fellow psych oddities like Vinyl Williams or UMO, it absorbs the process. Every element to this track sounds like it’s been muffled under a glitter-covered pillow, with the occasional glimmer of light sneaking out from beyond the ether.

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