New music guide The Neu Bulletin (7th August 2014)

Palace, TFFN and Dreamy Waters are the pick of the bunch for new music, today.

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’-tagfor everything new music related.

Palace support Jamie T - London, The Dome

The big draw of tonight’s show is Jamie T’s official “Laaaandaaan!” return, but hey, there’s also an exciting new band to check out. Palace are fresh from unveiling their ‘Lost in the Night’ EP, a gorgeous nocturnal creature that mixes blues with a slight edge of Americana. It’s not a ‘Stella’-downer - much more polite, actually.

TTFN - Keep It In The Family

Apart from the fact that they still keep a Myspace page, everything else about Hawaii hip-hop outfit TTFN points to the future. Their ‘Keep It In The Family’ song best represents a click-clacking, foot-stomping dynamic take on the genre. There’s rough edges and simplicity going head-to-head, clean-cut production and vocals that could steer any which way. The audible equivalent of sipping on the liquid base of an iced lolly, this is a sweet and satisfying taste.

Dreamy Waters - Slacker

The word ‘Slacker’ is thrown about towards anyone making music of Dreamy Waters’ harsh aesthetic - almost like lo-fi recordings equates to an inability to be bothered to go out to the shops for a proper microphone - but this guy is taking that notion and running with it. “Just like an American teenager from the 90s,” he sarcily sings, tongue-firmly-in-cheek. If being a slacker means that working out three chords is probably “a bit much”, that perspective is only bringing benefits to this Plymouth resident. Remind yourself of ‘Pop Stardom’, too.

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