News The Neu Bulletin (7th February 2012)

Your mandatory dose of new music recommendations, chosen by Neu.

Every day of the week, Neu gives you a choice show and a selection of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something new and exciting.

If there’s a gig that’s worth heading to, we’ll tell you all about it, and if there’s a song you need in your life, we’ll make sure it doesn’t fly under the radar. It’s the Neu Bulletin.

THE GIG
Wild Smiles, Shudder Pulps, Abattoir Blues - Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton

Chris Peden’s Wild Smiles project is picking up steam, and fast. Portishead’s Geoff Barrow has reached into his pocket for the release of their new single on his Invade label in March, and the Southampton group stay coastside for their show tonight. The balmy Shudder Pulps support, alongside the brilliantly names Abattoir Blues - who knows? Maybe Nick Cave will turn up to this one.

THE SONG
Palace - I Want What You Got
I Want What You Got by Palace

This is, quite frankly, stupidly good. Crafty fellas Palace come from London. Matt, Leo, Wilby and Rupert don’t have much information to work on beyond first names, but their ‘I Want What You Got’ track is an intimate introduction. Held together by loose, muted guitar lines and some dripping, soulful vocals, it’s likely to cater to Radio 2 fans and nodding hipsters in equal measure. And we mean that in the best sense.

Thanks to Dots and Dashes for the tip.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Glenn Jackson - You Too


Ceremony Recordings release the debut Glenn Jackson EP this week, and the sometime XLR8R contributor makes a petty scribe like myself reach for the copy of Ableton in a fruitless attempt to become a musician too. Glenn’s craft is pretty unattainable though to your average tryhard rookie. His distinct, analog electronic sound is sharp and squeaky. It can be treated both as a warm glaze over your day and a process of intense absorption.

The ‘Morning Swim’ EP is out now on iTunes.

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