News The Neu Bulletin (16th May 2014)

Snakehips, TOKEN and Bloom head up today’s bloody great new music guide.

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Snakehips - London, Village Underground

Just like that, Snakehips have a habit of releasing a song and seeing it pick up hundreds of thousands of plays within a few days. There’s a fever for their early work, backing up a somewhat elusive image. Tonight’s gig is sold out, no tickets on the door.


This has to go down as one of the year’s most addictive, downright brilliant pop songs so far. Toronto’s TOKEN have zero info running by their side, but this track says a hell of a lot. “I remember the music / I remember the fear - but nothing else before the meteor” goes the breakneck, insanely catchy chorus to ‘METEOR’. This looks like being a debut track, and what a show-stopping one at that.

Bloom - Daydream

London’s newest recruits to an expansive, all-encompassing style of alternative rock styled by the Captured Tracks roster and beyond, Bloom offer something very special. Their semi-nonchalant but ultimately tensed-up delivery in ‘Daydream’ is strongly reminiscent of Real Estate, where a lazy atmosphere sounds like it’s being conjured up by complete nutters. That sway between easy-going and frustrated-as-hell works a treat.

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