News The Neu Bulletin (5th March 2014)

Your daily new music fix, featuring Years & Years, The Bedroom and James Keats.

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
Years & Years - London, Oslo


The beginnings of some serious chatter are surrounding Years & Years. They’ve been around for a good while, but recent single ‘Real’ on Kitsune set their stall as a trio with serious intentions.

THE BIG NEU THING
The Bedroom - The Graveyard Of Ambition
The Graveyard Of Ambition by The Bedroom

Olan Stephens is a South London-based producer channelling his inner Tom Vek on thumping debut EP ‘The Graveyard Of Ambition’. A fizzing, eclectic medley begins with the sample-frenzy ‘The Big Up’, shuffling so much in its seat you can practically hear coins falling out of his pocket and onto the floor. ‘Disconnect’ is a highlight, fusing hooks with a menacing sense of invention.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
James Keats - Shutter
Shutter by James Keats

Canadian musician James Keats refers to his middle names for a stage guise. On ‘Shutter’, the blinds are drawn, the night sky falling in. It’s a song minus vocals, although Keats provides his own commentary on Bandcamp. Listening in, it’s like seeing shards of glass fall from a broken window, delicate to the point of genuine severity.

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