News The Neu Bulletin (27th September 2012)

Neu’s daily new music & live music recommendations, curated by editor Jamie Milton.

All of the country’s hype bands converge into one tiny space tonight. Expect to see a host of A&Rs with arms folded, and giddy teens with their hands raised high in unison.

We still can’t believe that this is an actual show and not one of those pipedreams we’ve been having of late. Peace, Jaws & Temples, all in one tiny London venue, bringing the B-town and psych vibes in gluttonous supply. The former two are representing Birmingham in the biggest sign that this ‘scene’ is a thing of glorious reality yet, and Temples, still relatively new to many people’s ears, are set about proving they’re more than just Tame Impala impressionists.

Peace, Jaws & Temples play Camden Barfly. Tickets are £6 in advance. Details here.

ROCK FOREST are a Montreal band, responsible for one lonesome track waiting patiently for your time and deserved attention. I first heard their ‘Life Aquatic’ song and it took some time before my double-vision decided to go away and for objects to appear symmetrical again. This song: It lifts you up, picks your brain out and examines it, before throwing it into tiny pieces and gluing the new model back together.

Life Aquatic by ROCK FOREST

Electronic knowhow is Will Phillips’ game - Tourist proved as much when he produced a mix for Neu some several months back. We’ve barely recovered from that blast of chill sent from Phillips’ home studio in Brighton, but latest track ‘Peaks’ is a further delving into jittery rhythms and crossover patterns; electronic music at its most intriguing.

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