News The Neu Bulletin (7th May 2014)

Today’s new music guide features Kuhrye-oo, Wet and an Our Mother premiere.

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.

Wet - London, Notting Hill Arts Club

NYC trio Wet were one of the standout names at Liverpool Sound City and Live At Leeds. Their softly-softly, minimal take on pop is one built out of sweet samples and in-vogue reverb. It’s the kind that could easily topple under the weight of a chatty crowd, but tonight they’re in big demand as the Notting Hill Arts Club - which is hotter than the sun once inside, by the way - welcomes them for their debut London show.

Our Mother - Fire Fire (DIY Premiere)

London four-piece Our Mother extract conventional synth and guitar lines and strip them of all remnants of reality. In ‘Fire Fire’ - a track taken from a new single b/w ‘Lion OS X’, an immediate pop sensibility is linked together with an eager sense of curiosity. Cutting brass kicks up a fuss alongside math rock-style delivery, like Battles deciding to go down a more minimal but equally daring route. When ‘Fire Fire’ eventually reaches its booming chorus, all the madness that precedes makes complete sense.

Kuhrye-oo - Air Days (feat. Evy Jane)

At once, producer Kuhrye-oo sounds like he’s exploding a pack of skittles and riding a neon-lit night bus on ‘Air Days’, a track featuring Ninja Tune-signed artist Evy Jane. The Grimes collaborator mixes an old school rave track with similarly arms-aloft lines “I know you’re in me, yeah / I know you feel, me yeah”, vocals overlapping into gleeful unison. But underneath the sheen is a hushed synth line usually discovered in ambient compilations and 1am listening sessions. It’s rare for a track so brimming with happiness on the outside to have such a bitter core.

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