New music guide The Neu Bulletin (2nd March 2015)

DIY’s new music tips, featuring Yung, Alma Elste, Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail.

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 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:
Yung, Crows

London, The Old Blue Last

Tomorrow night they support Metz at 100 Club, but before all that Danish punks Yung make a hugely-anticipated debut UK appearance at The Old Blue Last. Support comes from the equally exciting Crows, making for an almighty double-bill to begin the week. Read our interview with Yung here, taken from the latest issue of DIY. Their ‘Alter’ EP is out today on Tough Love.

THE BIG NEU THING:
Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail - The Colour Blue

Specialists in serene alt-folk, Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail are teaming up to release a collaborative mini-album. ’Sea Legs’ brings together Lavery’s softly-softly spirit with Vail’s similar mindset. Lead track ‘The Colour Blue’ dips into a sea of gorgeous shades, practically weeping its way into the foreground. Few things come so direct and unashamed in their ability to soothe the soul. DIY’s got the first play, above.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Alma Elste - Virtualism

Existing in a dense crowd of synth-pop newcomers, Paris via London’s Alma Elste stands out with a direct, did-i-just-hear-that delivery. She’ll just as likely to sing about stealing baseball cards as she is to oversee a towering wall of glossy electronics. So instead of simply ticking blog-happy boxes and playing to a certain crowd, she creates her own territory. ‘Virtualism’’s just her second track to date, and it’s a big statement of intent. The new single’s out today - grab it on iTunes.

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