News The Neu Bulletin (18th November 2013)

Francis Lung heads up a stuffed-to-the-brim bulletin, full of new music tips.

The Neu Bulletin provides a daily dose of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something fresh and exciting.

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.

THE GIG
KINS, Francis Lung - London, Birthdays


While Aus-via-Brighton band KINS continue to stir in the background - their debut album came out earlier this year, almost purposefully without warning, and word’s still spreading - they’re backed by a ridiculous talent in the form of Francis Lung. His debut full-length’s being hinted for a 2014 release. What’s been unveiled so far - ‘Age Limits’ especially - suggests it’s going to be a game-changer. No pressure, Tom.

THE BIG NEU THING
TEMPERS - What Isn’t There (DIY Premiere)


There’s no use attempting to apply TEMPERS’ music to everyday situations, especially given just how space-aged the duo sound on record. Still, there’s something in ‘What Isn’t There’ that comes off distinctly human, even if Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper are clearly alien beings from some planet that simply wishes to enhance the human race. Something in the New Yorkers’ thumping synth-pop links up to Chromatics et al, distinctly dark and throbbing. It’s like they’ve latched onto a perfect formula and given it an extra jolt of life, for good luck. DIY has the first play of their grizzly, exploratative new track.

Tempers play their first UK dates this week:

22 Bristol, The Exchange w/ Wolf Eyes & ERAAS
23 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
24 London, The Old Blue Last

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Moonbather
Early Versions EP by Moonbather

Make of this what you will. Early demos - or ‘versions’, in the words of this Denton resident - don’t come much sharper than ‘All Clear’ and ‘Through Thick and Thin’. Get Mac DeMarco drunkenly chanting a couple of verses on top of this, or recruit Jackson Scott’s helium-strangled vocals, and you’d have a couple of alt-hits for baseball cap sporting young ‘uns who seek release in scratchy songs soaked in sweet old riffage. The guitars here are so on point, dagger-sharp, you could easily envisage this guy producing for long-haired talented kids the world over. Saying that, vocals sweep in towards the end of ‘All Clear’, all strung-out and Bradford Cox-like - it makes you believe there might be something remarkable up the collective Moonbather sleeve. Wait and see.

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