News The Neu Bulletin (29th October 2012)

Your new music medicine, curated by Neu. Featuring Palma Violets and Washington DC producer Rules.

Neu’s got you covered for new music recommendations and nights out this week. Each day we’ll give you a choice gig, plus a choice song of the day and a round-up of further goings on in the hustle and bustle world of new music.

Palma Violets, Childhood, Kins - Brighton Green Door Store

Folk from up North travel down to the coast tonight, in a mini Great Escape if you will, of vibrant wave-making new bands with plenty to showcase. The headliners Palma Violets you’ll hopefully know all about, and the supporting cast are big Neu favourites too, including local Brighton band Kins. It’s £7 on the door. A bit pricey for a new band gig, you might think, but in a few years time you might see it as the finest few quid ever spent.

Palma Violets, Childhood and Kins play Brighton’s Green Door Store, tonight.

Rules - ‘Telepathy’

Washington DC producer Rules is technically new to the game, giving they uploaded a debut EP to their Soundcloud channel two weeks ago. But you wouldn’t be surprised if informed that this one’s been honing their craft for years, growing up on a staple diet of Balam Acab, Clams Casino and the first Weeknd LP. Sometimes artists arrive at exactly the right time, as if by coincidence. 2012, for all its obvious calling points, has been starved slightly of this kind of immersive, heartfelt electronic R&B. Certainly, nothing’s been executed with as much finesse as this. So stream ‘Telepathy’ above.


The first time I saw Honeyslide live was in the Old Blue Last, London, a venue they’ve frequented on many occasions since. It was dark. The floors were stickier than usual. I’d had my fill of scuzzy shoegaze-indebted bands for the day. I wasn’t feeling it. But on record - and live, we should add, for they’ve seriously upped their game these past few months - the London band have impressively ditched a reliance on fuzz for a more dynamic approach, all laced with a simple message of escapism. Stream new track ‘Sugar Routine’ above.

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