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

DIY’s new music guide, recommending Meat Wave, Babeheaven and Mei Saraswati.

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:
Meat Wave, Prom

London, Shacklewell Arms

A new breed of fuzz-endorsed, noir-ish rock is forcing its way through the door. Prom played DIY’s Hello 2015 earlier this month and stood out as a freakish new prospect. Tonight they join US exports Meat Wave in flipping Dalston’s Shacklewell Arms upside down. Following tonight’s gig, the Chicago group go on to headline London’s The Old Blue Last with Theo Verney on Friday night.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Babeheaven - Friday Sky

Their very-awkward name could easily be channel 997 in a dodgy telly schedule, but Babeheaven offer something worth paying attention to in their ‘Friday Sky’ video. Once the eyeballing, pizza eating, weird stares and Palma Violets cameos are out the way, out steps a curious, soul and sample-led number. Straight out the furthest depths of King Krule’s imagination, it’s a genre-meshing introduction to an exciting new project.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Mei Saraswati - Communication

As a member of Perth outfit Savoir, Mei Saraswati is as the forefront of an exciting electronic-led movement coming out of Australia. Her main project merges dub and soul like the two worlds were destined to meet, and her solo work takes a similar mentality. ‘Communication’ is one of her most experimental strands, but it eventually lands on a quick-witted, R&B-nodding chorus that Missy Elliot would be proud of.

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