News The Neu Bulletin (30th October 2012)

Your daily dose of new music recommendations and selected gigs, curated by Neu.

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Neu’s got you covered for new music recommendations and nights out this week. Each day we’ll give you a choice gig, plus a selection of fresh artists to check out.

Peace - The Lexington, London (two shows, one evening, one matinee - 4pm)

If you thought these new bands didn’t give two stuffs to your fake id and your unrivalled enthusiasm of music, think again. Peace are welcoming in the kids - for there’s nowhere else for them to go, since Underage Festival’s cancelled, right? - for a matinee show at London’s Lexington, a few hours prior to their after dark extravaganza.

Peace play a buzzy double-bill at London’s The Lexington, this afternoon and tonight.

Pale - Too Much

Although we don’t exactly reserve a mention of Scandi-pop for special occasions, it’s rare that you see its influence so distinct and visible in emerging new music. Call it progression or mere coincidence, but you see that The Knife’s distinct sound is having an impact almost everywhere in pop, with Pale the latest in a long line of besotted newcomers. ‘Too Much’, the London act’s first track, is just about the most sophisticated cut of slick minimal pop we’ve come across this year.

Ancient Times - Rani

The Morrissey rejuvenation continues. As the holy Mozza saves himself for bold ridiculous statements and the odd middling album, new bands are having a taste of what he indulged in these past three decades: wit & sharp songwriting. Fear Of Men embody this best, but Brighton’s Ancient Times are standing beside those guys, with a notably similar approach, albeit a more shrunken, underproduced sound. Amongst a few demos to their name, ‘Rani’ is the latest, and the boldest.

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