News The Neu Bulletin (17th April 2014)

Francis Lung, Owyl and New York band Shorts are in today’s new music guide.

The Neu Bulletin is a daily update of the most exciting new things DIY’s listening to. Some of the music you’ll like, some of it you won’t. We can’t please everyone, sorry.

Every day we offer up a choice show, a song of the day (branched under the understated heading “big Neu thing”) and a little something extra that’s caught our attention. Check back here every day for your latest Neu Bulletin delivery.

Francis Lung - London, The Lock Tavern with Pins, Kagoule, Abjects (Free Entry)

Tonight Camden’s Lock Tavern hosts a Beacons Festival pre-party (it’s the first day of the Lock Tavern Festival), headlined by Manchester four-piece fuzz addicts Pins. They’re joined by Nottingham hellraisers Kagoule, Abjects and the very exciting Francis Lung.

Owyl - Glacier

Sometimes age does come into the equation. When music is being made by a 13 year old producer and a 14 year old vocalist, something’s afoot when it’s this good. Isaac and Archie are their names, residing in Nottingham and going by the moniker Owyl. They’ve got everything cut down to the finest degree on ‘Glacier’, from future-leaning production to reverb-soaked boxes. It ticks all the 2k14 boxes by being very ‘now’, but it also possesses intricacies and a sensibility that you’d usually find in old school songwriting. A combination that can only improve, expect Owyl to be the hottest property this side of Soak or Lorde when it comes to emerging prodigies.

Berlin 1971 EP by Shorts

On their debut EP ‘Berlin 1971’, New York band Shorts play music like they’re flicking through a dusty old scrapbook of holiday photos. Sweet, simple “bratty” pop is the traditional ingredient, and it’s being viewed through several filters at once. Like applying a more direct quality to The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, or adding a darker hue to The Shins, these songs would sound good in anyone’s possession, but Shorts seem especially adept at this sort of thing.

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