News The Neu Bulletin (8th April 2014)

Neu’s daily new music dose picks out Jarbird, HALSEY and Blackstone Rangers.

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.

THE GIG
Jarbird - London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen


Getting their experimental kicks in the studio, there’s no doubting that Jarbird will be a similarly exciting prospect live. Expect spontaneity to creep into the process, plus bucketloads of excitement following on from the release of their debut single. Watch the video for ‘More Bad Celebrity Poetry’ up above, as premiered on DIY yesterday.

THE BIG NEU THING
HALSEY - New Americana


An anagram of Ashley (Frangipane - her real name), HALSEY has only released two songs to date, but her output so far sits up there with the likes of megastars like Chvrches and Lorde. Her debut ‘Ghost’ was bad-girl pop at its best, awash with cutting verses and infectious hooks all blanketed by a gloomy, attitude-fuelled grandeur. Latest track ‘New Americana’ only builds on this sensation; the vocal bears an instant likeness to that of Lauren Mayberry’s, whilst the killer chorus - complete with simmering power-synths and swooping, ‘Royals’-esque sighs - is infectious enough to render HALSEY one of the most exciting unsigned acts in the U.S right now. [Laura Eley]

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Blackstone Rangers


It’s difficult to know which planet Blackstone Rangers are falling in from, or whether it’s a case of comet splitting, where several tonnes worth of noise makes contact with the ground. On a debut EP (‘Descendent’), this Dallas group reduce melodies to their purest form. And then everyone’s sent soaring down to planet earth. Alien life form might appreciate this; casual humans will probably take some winning over. Either way, it’s the sound of adventure diluted into one single EP.

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