News The Neu Bulletin (15th April 2013)

Your Monday new music guide, featuring Nadine Shah, Halfrican and Rules.

From Monday to Friday, Neu has you covered. In these Bulletins right here, with recommended gigs and a healthy selection of songs, you’ll have a seemingly endless supply of new music tips.

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.

Nadine Shah, Malpas, Palace - London, The Old Blue Last

A launch party for the release of her ‘Dreary Town’ EP which is out from today on Apollo, Nadine Shah’s harrowing, soul-infused songs pack out an intimate London venue tonight. Also keep an eye out for Palace, who’ve only a trio of songs to their name, but all three are excellent.

Halfrican - Disciple
Disciple by Halfrican

Glasgow’s Halfrican have a debut EP - ‘Hot! Hot! Hot!’ - which is a good half a year old now, but the three piece of Sancho Buna, Jackson Marlette and Anne Droo have just started selling out shows, plus there’s serious merit in lending these tracks to a walk outside in the now-blistering sunshine*. ‘Disciple’ asks for followers; people to walk arm in arm with the three-piece in their quest to take fuzz to thrilling new heights. Its 1 minute ought to last forever, but despite being cut short, you’re unlikely to experience a more thrilling 60 seconds all week, even if you go skydiving while trying to Houdini yourself out of a bodybag.

*we lied.

Rules - Dance, Love, Desire

There’s no escaping the fact that Washington DC’s Rules’ demo cuts are better than many an established producer’s refined material. Sometimes there’s nothing more exciting than a series of rough edges; a semi-lost but ultimately well-intentioned piece that steps outside of its parameters in an act of unbounded lunacy. It’s exciting. And ‘Dance, Love, Desire’ (a trio of aptly sense-enhancing words) is a vibrant lesson in how to make the ultimate of your most intense bursts of creative energy.

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