News The Neu Bulletin (22nd October 2013)

The Preatures head up Neu’s Tuesday new music guide, featuring LIFE and NAVVI.

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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 Preatures - London, Madame Jojos

In a week of exciting Aussie exports invading the capital, The Preatures’ support slot at tonight’s White Heat show is probably the most hotly anticipated. Some are calling them the new Haim, others declaring them the band that were Haim before Haim were even Haim. Regardless, this show is a guaranteed good time (Haim).

LIFE - I Wanna Forget

Humberside-based four-piece LIFE deal with big themes. It’s not much of a plot twist, given the band name. Produced by former Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson, they attempt the shake the shackles off some miserable event, probably booze-based, to help get on with the rest of their lives. Grubby, directly declared hedonism rarely comes so philosophical.

NAVVI - Weekends

Sending a millisecond from a James Blake track skywards, Seattle duo NAVVI take synth-pop to grizzly new depths, skewing guitars that bend and bite into a nightwave complex. There’s two of them - one provides the dark-as-hell backing, the other hushes and prowls like a night panther. Kristin Henry’s vocals are crucial, but it’s the stirring, sordid atmosphere put together by Brad Boettger that really makes ‘Weekends’.

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