New music guide The Neu Bulletin (29th July 2015)

DIY’s daily dose of new music, containing Leo Kalyan, Connie Constance and Bunki.

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:
Leo Kalyan

London, The Waiting Room

Smoothed-out, smoky aesthetic pop has had its lap of honour, but just when all bases seem to have been covered, out steps Leo Kalyan. This Londoner brings an inventive spin. From collage-style art to the dizzying balancing act of emotions running through his early cuts, everything points to someone with the full package. Tonight he makes his London live debut.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Connie Constance - Stars

“Flicking but there ain’t no spark,” sings Connie Constance as the North West London artist views the world around her. There’s a direct, observational punch to her work, emphasised in ‘Stars’, a song that circuits the planets before landing back down on Earth’s harsh concrete. She wants to live on Mars, “build a UFO that’s faster than your mum’s car” - there’s wit and intelligence lining every seam, and this could be an introduction to one of the UK’s best new songwriters. Her debut EP is out 25th September.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Bunki - The Day We Almost

Bunki completes a London-centric Neu Bulletin. It’s easy to get caught in the web of a capital-based bubble, but put it down to coincidence that today’s edition is all about the Big Smoke. It’s hard to ignore a song like ‘The Day We Almost’, one that showcases dead-ended, icy electronica before revealing an actual heart. Following on a promising debut EP, this song forms part of a new release out 7th August via Squareglass.

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