News The Neu Bulletin (4th March 2014)

Neu’s Tuesday new music guide features Mutual Benefit, MOVIE and QUAYS.

The Neu Bulletin is a daily update of the most exciting new things DIY’s listening to. Some of the music you’ll like, some of it you won’t. We can’t please everyone, sorry.

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.

THE GIG
Mutual Benefit - London, St John’s Church On Bethnal Green


Today and tomorrow host arguably the busiest couple of days’ worth of gigs so far this year. We’ve picked out Mutual Benefit’s show because for one, it’s in a stunning location. Also, Jordan Lee’s not over here all that often, so it’s a rare chance to drift away to his nostalgia-lined, ultra-beautiful songwriting. It’s sold out, with Cosmo Sheldrake in support.

THE BIG NEU THING
MOVIE - Mr. Fist


Plugging its nerves into Franz Ferdinand central with a cheeky hipflask full of Talking Heads in its backpocket, the debut track from London’s MOVIE is a clear-headed, sharp-footed beast. Complete with cartoonish nightmare howls, the quick-witted debut checks in with topics such as religion, booze cruises and god knows what else. It’s hard to keep up, given the booming pace this 4 minute number speeds by sporting.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
QUAYS - Cursiv


As the story goes, New York producer QUAYS shared his/her first piece of music by asking certain people in-the-know to call a number. Thanks to Dummy’s inquisitiveness ‘Sleepers’ was the result. It’s hard to make out a defining aesthetic in the space of one dodgy signal recording, but sparsely arranged beats and heady electronics tapped in somewhere between Burial and Evian Christ. Sound over the top? ‘Cursiv’ disagrees, backing these mysterious beginnings with the producer’s first studio recording. Sounding like an Ibiza anthem moonlighting as a troubling stranger, it’s a song that sounds like New York if New York was the kind of city that turned inside out every so often.

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