News The Neu Bulletin (23rd July 2013)

Pawws and Aphir feature in Neu’s daily new music guide.

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
Pawws - London, Birthdays


Birthdays hosts its second free show in as many days, this time bringing in the pristine pop charms of Lucy Taylor aka Pawws. She launches her ‘Slow Love’/’Time To Say Goodbye’ single tonight, out now via ASL Records.

THE SONG
Aphir – Long Shadow


Going a’cappella is about as stern a test of a vocalist’s mettle as you could imagine, but for Melbourne’s Aphir – plain Becki to her family – it’s just another day at the office. Stunning recent turn, ‘Long Shadow’, is stripped bare save for her own swirling overdubs; looping ‘oooh’s and ‘ahhh’s which afford the stark, mesmerizing piece a gloriously soupy consistency. She’s equal parts Bush and Bjork, but no-one currently comes close to Aphir in her field of ‘dreamchoral’ [Dan Carson].

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
The Holidays - Voices Drifting


What a ridiculously colossal sound The Holidays land on. If we’re being truly specific to the name, this is the part of a trip away when you take off skywards, dive headfirst into a previously undiscovered city. ‘Voices Drifting’, with its Death Cab-style glow, is triumphant escapism in its purest form. The sense of getaway is no surprise: Their album was recorded across Berlin, London, Melbourne, Paris and Tokyo. Talk about keeping it low-budget…

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