News The Neu Bulletin (9th May 2014)

Today’s new music guide tips Adult Jazz, Honeyblood, Miles and LACY.

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.

Adult Jazz - Dome, 20.00

Before These New Puritans play their final show as a septet, and before Wild Beasts finish their last UK gig until August, it’s time for a new band to show their faces in Brighton for the first time. Adult Jazz - a band whose music is so good they should, and do, teach it in schools - play a big slot for their only TGE appearance.

Honeyblood - Dome Studio, 15.30

Playing a couple of shows across the weekend, Honeyblood’s Dome Studio Theatre appearance might not be as stuffy as other slots in the next couple of days, but it’s a perfect opportunity to showcase one of the best debut albums of the year, without question.

Miles - bugjuice

Think back to when Gold Panda was crate-digging in London record shops, picking out the most interesting 12” and sampling it for his early tracks - Miles Heizer, on the outside at least, appears to use a similar technique. A stampede of different cultures, spoken word samples and traditional styles of music collide into a dreamy collage - this is beat music with a worldwide perspective. On ‘bugjuice’, the childish side to the US newcomer’s productions steps forward, ready to be rolled around and mutated, like musical playdo.

LANY - Walk Away

Music like this could only be created in skyscrapers. City-wide windows, keys to the world, and a ton of emotions to climb epic heights, US duo LANY probably made their debut tracks in a bedroom, to be honest, but a song like ‘Walk Away’ sounds too grand to stay in that kind of location. Cooing and humming its way through boldly-defined sadness, this is tear-strewn R&B of the best form.

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