News The Neu Bulletin (6th March 2014)

Neu’s daily new music fix heaps praise on Ekkah, Jarbird and Poter Elvinger.

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
Ekkah - London, Birthdays

Back in January Ekkah played one of their very first shows for Neu’s Hello 2014 showcases. The Birmingham band expressed themselves through an East Coast, funk centric aesthetic. “It’s all about the muted riffs, the Chairlift-style strut of it all,” says a report at the time. There’s still no music ‘out there’, but believe us when we say big things await this group.

THE BIG NEU THING
Jarbird - Such Is The House


Fusing stately, guitar-led intelligence with croon-centric R&B is no childsplay. It takes guts and maybe a little bit of idiocy to even attempt the thing. Jarbird don’t hold back. On their latest track ‘Such Is The House’, they flip from shuffling synths by way of Jai Paul into dark, grizzly guitar territory closely resembling the now-defunct Grammatics. Similar to Adult Jazz’s complex routine, they give no hesitation in blending the weird and wonderful into songs devoted to beautiful chaos.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Poter Elvinger


A new producer out of London, Poter Elvinger touches on previous fads - trap, witch house - but applies something genuinely game-changing in the process. His ‘Ghosts’ track uses dungeon-ready, dark-as-hell vocal samples to creep up on the scene. Talk turns to how spirits “keep me alive”, as the very sound of doom skitters around the surface. A breathless demo, this showcases serious potential.

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