New music guide The Neu Bulletin (28th April 2015)

DIY’s new music tips, featuring LA Priest, Sundogs and producer S b.

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:
LA Priest

London, Electrowerkz

Last week, Sam Dust (formerly of Late of the Pier) played his first UK show. The location? A glow-in-the-dark, 30-capacity shed in 24/7 revellers’ East London home. With nothing but a multi-coloured, glowing dancefloor for company, his show took on an outer-space quality that went even further than the surrealism of debut single ‘Oino’ (above). Whether Dust can achieve the same in a more conventional setting, like Electrowerkz, is another question. But he’s already provided one of the year’s live highlights, so don’t rule out him pulling off similar feats tonight.

THE BIG NEU THING:

S b - Woman

Lancashire producer S b must have a short attention span. Every time his debut ‘Woman’ track gets into a comfortable place, some kind of visible pattern, in steps something new. Funk guitar lines (that in another environment might sound cheap and distasteful) share space with playful synths and simple, observational vocals. And just when it begins to form into a linear, sensical being, the track performs another baffling backflip.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:

Sundogs - To Be My Girl

Sundogs are the latest in a line of Liverpool bands unafraid to take the piss. Heavenly signings Hooton Tennis Club have swiftly become a primary concern, their wit-fledged musings being backed by Parquet Courts-style garage throw-downs. And Sundogs pack a similar trick. Self-ashamed baritone rules the roost, ‘50s dancehall waltzes being given a contemporary lift. Sarcasm does the job, here.

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