News The Neu Bulletin (12th June 2013)

Jagwar Ma and London group Nolita View feature in today’s new music round-up.

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THE GIG
Jagwar Ma - London, Rough Trade East


Two beloved Aussies (or three, depending on who you ask) launch their debut album ‘Howlin” at Rough Trade this evening. It’s easily one of the past weeks’ standout efforts, and live, the various dance elements at work on record shuffle their way to the forefront and all inhibitions are let loose.

THE SONG
Ayla - YOURS
YOURS (DEMO) by Ayla

Plenty of songs might commence bright-eyed, before simmering out into something vaguely close to nothingness. This does the opposite. Ayla - not sure if she’s French or not, the statement on her Bandcamp suggests as much - gets better and better as this song progresses, swinging from one glorious branch to the other without a care in the world. She gains confidence, chanting by ‘YOURS” frenzied climax. And it sounds stunning.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Nolita View - Alive


The stunted chords forming the centre of this track from new London act Nolita View lend the band something distinct. Rather than passing by ‘like ships in the night’, as their chorus so crucially documents, they stick out like a sore thumb. A potentially overbearing clash of guitar-on-guitar might ward off casual listeners, but ‘Alive’ is laced in invention and idea.

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