News The Neu Bulletin (19th May 2014)

Today’s new music guide features Rosie Lowe, LIFE and Losing End.

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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.

Rosie Lowe, XOYO

Tonight sees moody pop talent Rosie Lowe play her biggest headline show to date - and it’s her only bill-topper for a while, with gigs at Knee Deep and End of the Road fest the only remaining chances to see her this summer before she puts all focus onto a debut album.

LIFE - Crawling

Back in October we pointed grubby fingers to an equally grubby sounding band, LIFE. From Hull and with Kaiser Chiefs’ Nick Hodgson at the production desk, their early efforts resounded with a fizzing, US punk-nodding introduction. Now a debut single’s on the way, with ‘Crawling’ one half of a first effort on Birthday Records. This is beefed up, sharp-as-hell, frustrated rock ‘n roll. “I’ve lost my sense of purpose but now I’m fine” runs the sarcy chorus. LIFE are a rotten apple of a band. Take a bite.

Losing End - Are we still the same EP
Are we still the same by Losing End

California three-piece Losing End get by to the racket that solidified bands like No Age and Japandroids into the conscience. Theirs is a more carefree routine than possible contemporaries. A song like ‘Word Away’ makes a bummed out perspective sound like a source of triumph, spiky notes careering skywards. A wall of steel couldn’t stop these guys in their charge for bigger things.

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