The Neu Bulletin (25th January 2013)

Your daily new music dose, 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
Paradise, The Yawns, Moon Gangs - Shacklewell Arms, London


The Yawns’ - who we mentioned as part of Monday’s featured show - stay put in London for another date, this time supporting the psych-tropical Paradise, who’ve a heap of expectation on their beautiful tropical shirted shoulders. Moon Gangs - not some newly-minted musical project from successful astronauts, unfortunately - complete the bill.

THE SONG
Febueder - Artificial Confetti


Australia group Febueder’s debut EP is so wide-ranging and ambitious it’s hard to pin them down to one track. Of all ‘Smithereen Display’s grand ideals, the one we’d like to see referred to again in the future comes in ‘Artificial Confetti’. By definition it’s instrumental. But for the indecipherable ‘woahs’ being murmured in the background, it’s up to a sweetly uplifting horn section and smart sample work to do the bulk of the shift. But it’s truly beautiful and it’s bound to end up on an advert somewhere, or better, in the ears of every hipster alive.
[Thanks to GoldFlake Paint for the introduction]

Stream the ‘Smithereen Display' EP in full.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Frank’s Daughter - Fall Fully Backwards


At first the vocals lacing ‘Fall Fully Backwards’ seem unnecessarily high in the mix, bold to the point of being obstructive. Glossy and pronounced, they end up in a gorgeous mesh of looping sonics; a musical display that could soundtrack every moody walk in the empty streets as the lights go out and the night sets in. It’s gloomy, but gloriously so.