News The Neu Bulletin (23rd November 2012)

Neu’s daily guide to nights out and new music. Featuring Shinies, Kins and Bayou.

Every day of the week, Neu gives you a choice show and a selection of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something new and exciting.

Shinies, Kins, Being There - Castle Hotel, Manchester

Around this time last year Shinies were being spoken about on a select few blogs, and by December they were a source of fascination. Early demos led to sessions with Rory Attwell. At the time it seemed insane, the speed at which those guys were going. But in the past few months they’ve gone several steps further. Releasing singles on Dirty Bingo, assaulting children’s TV hosts, meeting the wrath of the Daily Mail reader. It’s all in the CV.
Expect Kins, who are also on the line-up tonight, to have a big 2013. They’ve just been taken under the wing of Alt-J’s management, and early demos have been swept to one side, with only ‘Break Ties’ available for listening. Big things lie ahead.

Bayou - Cherry Cola

Hype is a nasty piece of work. Some bands just do their own thing before being kidnapped by the buzz brigade. Others seek it. They base their first step around hype. Their music is designed for hype, designed for the consumption of idiots like me who’ll tell you about songs like this, thus furthering the speed of the whole ridiculous process. Bayou decided to sound a bit like Jai Paul. Nobody knows who Bayou is. That’s hype. But ‘Cherry Cola’ is a really good debut track. And however determined I might be to ignore it, I can’t. It’s too good. Screw you, hype.

The Bulletin begins and ends with our favourite bunch of kidnapping thugs from Manchester: Shinies. We got them in session in an East London clothes shop to perform ‘Eighteen’. Observe.

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