News The Neu Bulletin (24th June 2013)

Your daily new music guide, featuring Telegram and Until the Ribbon Breaks.

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
Charles Hayward, Telegram - London, Old Blue Last

Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs DJ at tonight’s show, and with good reason: They’re close friends with Telegram, who play one of their first shows to date. Only a handful of clips give indication of their intelligent, retro-enhanced style, but it’s enough to set the intrigue levels high.

THE SONG
Until The Ribbon Breaks - 2025


The whole ‘the end of the world is high, the apocalypse already arrived via evil 20th century dictatorships’ narrative forming in ‘2025”s video is fairly unsubtle. If Muse came up with this, they’d get chastised into breaking point. Fortunately Until the Ribbon Breaks remains a newcomer, an exciting one at that, and one worthy of forgiveness for cheesy overly-political portrayals. ‘2025”s up there with Yeasayer’s ‘2080’ in painting distinct pictures of some future end-game. Plus, backing these star-gazing intentions is one hell of a pop track, brimming with youthful energy, even if some of it remains unhinged.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Thomas - Kissing
Kissing (single) by Thomas

Neu favourites DIANA labelled this the song of the summer, so we’re gonna run with it. Toronto-based Thomas is one of the most fully-fledged, future-pop prospects in goodness knows how long; a product of the web (his artwork is laced with anime and drawings constructed in MS Paint, we’d wage), with simple, affecting mantras like ‘if you see him / tell him to kiss me.’ This guy’s had a glimpse of pop in 20 years time, and he’s going for broke to make it fully realised.

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