News The Neu Bulletin (28th October 2013)

Dig and Gaps head up Neu’s Monday new music guide.

The Neu Bulletin provides a daily dose of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something fresh and exciting.

Every day we offer up a choice show, a song of the day and a little something extra that’s caught our attention. Check back here every day for your latest Neu Bulletin delivery.

Gaps, Dig, Momotaro - London, Old Blue Last

It’s only Dig’s second show to date, and already they’re showing signs of being a potential breakthrough come 2014. Why? Because their 90s-nodding noise is a clever young thing, steeped in cool. They join Brighton sea-gazers Gaps (pictured) and Momotaro.

louie - wasted
wasted by louie

Both songs picked out in today’s bulletin carry lowercase titles and have been written by lonely, bored students who decided to kick in grubby habits by picking up an instrument. Louie is a Kentucky-raised musician currently studying Japanese in Paris. He writes about his ‘evolution as a human being’, clearly being a guy who frets over the minor details. Still, on the basis of ‘wasted’ it’s a smart route to take. Whispered vocals and sighs, sighs, sighs paint an intimate portrayal, like peering into the clothes-strewn bedroom of a kid who just wants an extra hour’s sleep.

quiet poem - coffee
the human condition by quietpoem

Every song on quietpoem’s ‘the human condition’ debut possesses a title that reads like an entry in a fed-up, bored twenty-something’s diary. ‘whiskey’, ‘nothing to drink’, ‘tea’, ‘xanax’ and ‘coffee’. This track’s probably the most clear-headed song on the debut - fitting, given the title - with piano simplicity to rival Bat For Lashes coming head-to-head with a sweet, lo-fo aesthetic. Coupled with the spoken word phone messages and stirring songwriting that makes up the rest of the EP, this is definitely one for late nights.

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