The Neu Bulletin (6th October 2014)

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

DIY’s new music tips features Kid Wave and London O’ Connor.

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:
Kid Wave, Sisters, High Safari - London, Birthdays

Alongside our premiere of their ecstatic ‘Gloom’ single, Kid Wave are playing an in-demand headline gig at London Birthdays tonight. They’re joined by fellow scuzzers Sisters and the equally impressionable High Safari. Tonight’s headliners are linking this gig up with shows alongside Childhood and The Wytches. Read the DIY interview with Kid Wave here.

THE BIG NEU THING:
London O’ Connor - Oatmeal

Another new artist putting faith in the cheesy by spot-on idea that genres no longer create the parameters they used to. Like Raury’s acoustic, all-encompassing hip-hop hybrid, London O’ Connor skews boundaries. His ‘Oatmeal’ debut mixes glitchy DOOM-approved verses, talk of “fuckin’ losing it” with a chorus that steers itself into glitzy, ‘Drive’-soundtrack synth pop territory. If Chromatics had free reign over this, it’d turn into an ‘80s-obsessed triumph. As it stands, ‘Oatmeal’ is one of the most promising debut tracks in months - a surefire sign of something special waiting round the corner.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Thalassocracy - Shimensoka

No doubt this is something of a love-in: Thalassocracy is a new band featuring one of the founders of Art Is Hard Records, with debut ‘Shimensoka’ coming out on the label’s Friday pizza club. Also in the band - Lloyd King and former DIY scribe / current member of Grubs, Jake May. Going beyond the cast, ‘Shimensoka’ has bright-eyed ideas bouncing off the walls, deadpan vocals eventually morphing into a grizzly falsetto. All the staples of AIH come to life in their own form, here.

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