News The Neu Bulletin (5th February 2013)

Your mandatory dose of new music recommendations, chosen by Neu.

Every day of the week, Neu gives you a choice show and a selection of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something new and exciting.

If there’s a gig that’s worth heading to, we’ll tell you all about it, and if there’s a song you need in your life, we’ll make sure it doesn’t fly under the radar. It’s the Neu Bulletin.

THE GIG
King Dude, Grass House - Shacklewell Arms, London


TJ Cowgill departs from his black metal past under the King Dude stage name, routing instead for harsh, grizzly folk. Supported by Yorkshire’s Grass House (pictured, above) and their self-professed ‘OUTSIDER POP’, this show is one for the misfits, who all congregate to witness something potentially jaw-dropping.

THE SONG
San Mei - Watch The Breezes
Watch the Breezes by San Mei

It’s a rare and special thing when you stumble across a pop song so graceful and so perfectly formed that you swear you must have dreamt it. This is the sensation generated by the impossibly gorgeous, lissom smooth lilt of ‘Watch The Breezes’ by San Mei.

San Mei is the work of Australian artist Emily Hamilton and it’s clear from the limited material she has online that she’s a real talent. Voice, melody and atmospheric twinkling electronics all melt into one supremely affecting whole on this lovely electro ballad. [Martyn Young]

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Ancient Times - NIGHTSCHOOL


Brighton’s Ancient Times’ Smiths-peddling melodrama was a sound for sore ears last October and new track ‘NIGHTSCHOOL’ is definitely one to ease us out of the late winter gloominess. Their singer sings of ‘curling up in the winter months / folding up like leaves’, which might ring a bell, but this is definitely the most exciting guitar-pop the city’s produced since Fear of Men spilled out with their early demos.

‘NIGHTSCHOOL’ is taken from a forthcoming split cassette through Coastal Wizards.

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