The Neu Bulletin (20th June 2013)

Outfit and Plastic Flowers feature in today’s new music guide.

The Neu Bulletin provides a daily dose of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something fresh and exciting.

Every day we offer up a choice show, a song of the day and a little something extra that’s caught our attention. Check back here every day for your latest Neu Bulletin delivery.

THE GIG
Outfit - London, Sebright Arms


A couple of months ahead of their sure-to-be-Mercury-contender ‘I Want What’s Best’ album, Liverpudlians Outfit play a sure to be rammed show at London’s Sebright Arms. The recently unveiled title-track gives indication of a group in rude health.

THE SONG
Plastic Flowers - Fog Song


Free download ‘Fog Song’ from Greek duo Plastic Flowers is about as smart as it comes. Every message simmering in between the dreamy haze comes direct and without pretence. ‘Things will come around’ runs the mantra, and you’re there every step of the way, convinced of it all. Think Chromatics with some extra magic dust sprinkled on top and you’re halfway there.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Ménage à Trois - Don’t Break My Heart


If you thought a topless Sean Nicholas Savage was the zenith of alt-romantics, wait till you see the first footage of Ménage à Trois playing live, at Manchester’s Art Gallery. Their cover of UB40 is essential watching. Members of WU LYF help form the group, but by golly it’s a far cry from determinist, experimental pop. It’s direct, forceful and ridiculously emotional.