News The Neu Bulletin (24th April 2013)

Young Fathers and Plastic Flowers form part of today’s new music guide.

From Monday to Friday, Neu has you covered. In these Bulletins right here, with recommended gigs and a healthy selection of songs, you’ll have a seemingly endless supply of new music tips.

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
Chvrches, Young Fathers - Aberdeen, Garage


Scotland’s brimming with exciting new bands - The Yawns and Holy Esque ought not to be discounted from the equation - but we’re stupidly excited about these two in particular: Chvrches, whose debut album is due out later this year, and Young Fathers, whose ‘Tape 2’ out via. Anticon is one heck of a step-up.

THE SONG
Plastic Flowers - Populists


The two songs we’re featuring today couldn’t be a further distance apart if they were on different planets altogether. COMING, below, are inspired by bands like Iceage and Holograms, whereas Greece duo Plastic Flowers have their heads immersed in clear skies, blossoming trees, every other beautiful cliche in the book. That’s not a damning of their music, though. A song like ‘Populists’ is ever-unpredictable. When you think it’s settled into a dreamy daze, the structure will shift, a couple of handclaps will enter, just for the hell of it, and you’ll be flummoxed. Gloriously lost for words.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
COMING - Slip
Slip by Coming

The maddening energy of Scandinavian punk is seeping out, infecting all corners. It’s now reached Los Angeles, a city where ferocity manifests itself in all kinds of unorthodox ways. COMING are coming, or so the pun goes. They’re a three-piece who’ve been playing shows at The Smell, releasing the ‘Lonely EP’ on cassette. They have more stickers, patches and merch ideas than actual recorded songs. But a song like ‘Slip’ is vital. It’ll stir, it’ll split. But when it asks ‘am I still conscious?’, you can bet the listener is.

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