New music guide The Neu Bulletin (27th July 2015)

DIY’s new music tips, featuring NŪDE and mombutt. All real bands names. Seriously.

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.


In the absence of DIIV’s return - one that’s imminent, but that’s been the case for years - reverb-drenched escapism finds a new face in Rennes group NŪDE. Their debut EP carries the staples of ‘80s giants; drums pound like there’s no tomorrow, while vocals prefer to stay in the shadows. And there’s a pop core defining opening track ‘Guardian Angel’, which merges force with deft detail.


It’s appropriate that Seattle group mombutt’s first track is called ‘r u cirrus’. A tongue-in-cheek jibe and an intentional misspelling sum up the mode of thought for this trio, but there’s some actual serious / ‘cirrus’ intention behind their don’t-give-a-shit approach. A debut collection of demos has its head in the clouds, but deep down it packs tightly-wound pop songwriting with an easygoing aesthetic.

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