New music guide The Neu Bulletin (6th November 2014)

DIY’s daily delivery of new music, featuring Demob Happy, Nick Hill and HUGH.

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. 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:
Demob Happy - London, The Old Queens Head

Thrashing into view with all the momentum of a plane taking off, Demob Happy’s ascent has only just begun. They’ve been playing gigs non-stop for almost two years straight, but things are beginning to fall into place. Last time they played London, they left Birthdays a sprawling sweaty mess. All the best, The Old Queens Head.

THE BIG NEU THING:
HUGH - I Don’t Like You

HUGH’s sprawling, scatterbrained take on distorted pop doesn’t look to have found its home just yet. Everything offered to date by the London outfit speaks on a different level in a newly-discovered situation. Following DIY’s premiere of the skyline-trailing ‘One of These Days’, ‘I Don’t Like You’ is a hundred times more intimate. Blending into the background like a starry-eyed walk at sunrise, it’s a lovelorn ballad of sorts, one projected with new tools.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Nick Hill - Know This

As stirring and trippy as it might come across, the debut single from Sydney artist Nick Hill is ultra-assured. “I trust my eyes don’t lie” he claims amidst hot-footed, light percussion and the kind of wobbling synth line that usually dazzles. Taken from a debut EP (‘Rut’), Hill keeps his cool under the pressure, emerging with some of the finest Aussie-stamped pop to emerge in 2014 - and there’s been plenty of that sort.

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