News The Neu Bulletin (27th February 2013)

CHVRCHES return to London and Neu gathers up guides to new bands from Manchester and D.C. respectively.

From Monday to Friday Neu gives you a gluttonous supply of new music tips, ranging from which shows to head to across the UK, right up to which latest Canadian export is due to take the world by storm, or which local band is breaking big.

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 - London, ICA


Last time we caught Chvrches playing in London, the Electrowertz rang out the sound of promise, and hook after hook of emotion-wrung synth-pop. The Scots’ newest song ‘Recover’ is all the evidence we need that these guys will be showcasing songs at venues ten times the size of the ICA, but for now that promise continues to echo.

THE SONG
Letters to Fiesta - Mesosphere


Any band with Anna Etherington on vocal duty has to make the most of it. Her voice - which we’re hearing for the first time in Letters to Fiesta - is constantly adaptable. It pitch-shifts and slots into just about any rhythm going. Jumping from bold declaratives to falsetto-ed cries in milliseconds, ‘Mesosphere’ is the sound of this Manchester band finding their voice; one that speaks louder than those of its individual parts. They’re another group who’ve wiped the proverbial slate clean. Forming in 2010, they’ve played Dot-to-Dot fests & sessions for the BBC. But if this is a new start, it’s the beginning of something special.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS
Priests - Radiation
Radiation by PRIESTS

From one exciting vocalist to another. The above Anna Etherington is a polar opposite to Washington D.C. based Katie Alice Greer. The latter might as well add the word ‘Growl’ to her name. Priests’ harsh, angered style helps cement a backdrop for her to spill her guts, shout and snarl about TV signals and LCD screens on car passenger seats. It all builds up to a rallying cry, pouring angst about the song’s title, ‘Radiation’. What follows is like a tapeworm forcing itself out of your skull. Seriously.

‘Radiation’ is taken from a 7’ with ‘Personal Planes’ on Sister Polygon. Via. Pitchfork.

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