The Neu Bulletin (28th August 2014)

New music guide The Neu Bulletin (28th August 2014)

Today’s batch of new music tips includes Elder Island, Kinds and Los Angeles Police Department.

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.

THE GIG:
Elder Island - London, The Old Blue Last

Bristol’s Elder Island link up with fellow newcomers All We Are in filtering funk through a modern sheen. Their self-titled debut EP just came out on Four Thieves Records, and tonight marks their second appearance in the capital.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Kinds. - Run

Hands clap and feet jive to the sound of Kinds, a new Cornwall duo made up of Karen Warner and Mark Morrish. ‘Run’ - their second track to date - showcases masterful restraint. House keys, finger clicks and squelching beats do most of the talking, but above anything else this is a playful exercise in forward-thinking pop. Think Tune-Yards for the club, alt-R&B that you can dance to.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Los Angeles Police Department - S/T

Ryan Pollie’s self-titled debut as Los Angeles Police Department is undoubtedly a bedroom-composed, sleepy introduction, but it’s also the sound of pillow-based ideas flying out from a humble window and out into the wider world. He brings in flutes, drifting percussion and so many unlikely elements it’s similar to hearing Mutual Benefit’s ‘Love’s Crushing Diamond’ for the first time. It’s a documentation of someone’s time indoors, outdoors and battling everyday emotions. Keep this one close.

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