News The Neu Bulletin (29th October 2013)

Blaenavon and Sky Mall feature in Neu’s 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.

THE GIG
Blaenavon - London, Trinity Centre


Forget all the chat about how old they are, it’s time we started taking Blaenavon seriously. They’ve every intention on being the next festival-favourite band to invade the airwaves with cheeky, precise guitar pop. Tonight’s show with Radfru is set to be a big precedent for the next 12 months.

THE SONG
Sky Mall - Perfume
Secret Room by SM

New York’s Sky Mall make music that could, in the very loosest of senses, be described as pop. It could be called ‘future-pop’ too, tag fans. But this doesn’t hit you right in the guts like an ‘I Love It’ or a ‘Roar’. It actually prefers to steal your insides and coat anything remotely straight-edged in loopy effects. ‘Perfume’ is the scent of someone trying their damned best to stamp all over normality like it’s a grubby past.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
YSBM - After Dark


Since CITR posted this yesterday, YSBM’s name has pretty much been prospectively written into South London clubs and the memory glands of Mount Kimbie fans. These Essex boys take a more direct approach to any Peckham-based experimentalists. Or at least, they disguise oddball frailties in relative simplicity. That takes guts, or just a ridiculous amount of natural talent.

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