New music guide The Neu Bulletin (26th March 2015)

DIY’s new music tips, featuring Peluché, AFTERBLOOM and Somerset.

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 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:
Peluché

London, Servant Jazz Quarters

Peluché’s outward-looking, street smart ‘Sin’ single premiered on DIY last month, and it’s since become more of a curious beast than when it first emerged. Tonight sees the trio packing their jazz-nodding sound into tiny confines - given it’s one of the first chances to see these guys live, we’re picking it out as gig of the day.

Elsewhere tonight:
- Gengahr and Blaenavon play an ace double bill at Boston Arms.
- LA twins The Garden support Warpaint at Eventim Apollo.
- Skinny Girl Diet play a free show at The Old Blue Last.
- Odd-pop specialists Super Squarecloud support Summer Heart at London Birthdays.

THE BIG NEU THING:
AFTERBLOOM - DRONED

Here’s a thing. There’s never been a short supply of bands on either side of the Atlantic chugging grunge-endorsed garage punk, dosed up on sedatives and fuzzy guitar lines. Why, in that case, does that not prevent a group like the Midlands’ AFTERBLOOM from being such an exciting prospect? Once debut track ‘DRONED’ steps out of its slumber, it sports a giddy, melody-soaked guitar line worthy of attention in any situation, era, or stale scene. There’s nothing overdone or repetitive about this first work - let the sludgy guitar bands keep on coming.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Somerset - Shame

While the world still waits for a new DIIV record, in steps Somerset, another thrashing force who link thick, shoegaze-y production with an actual purpose. ‘Shame’ - taken from a self-titled EP - is a short-lived, precious reminder that in the right hands, big songs can emerge from one simple motive.

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