News The Neu Bulletin (3rd October 2012)

Palma Violets and Sinkane make up today’s guide to gigs and new music tips.


Neu’s guide to nights out and must hear bands continues, with enough recommendations to render you lifeless - or at the very least, extremely busy. Gigs and tips: We’ve got you sorted.

WHO’S PLAYING WHERE?
Palma Violets want to be your best friend. Success isn’t going to their heads, being signed by Rough Trade and all after the label went bonkers for one of their demos. We’re still yet to be completely convinced over at Neu by everything the band have to offer, but if there’s something special in the locker you’re sure enough to spot it at Manchester’s Deaf Institute.
Support comes in the form of Nottingham’s Childhood and the prolific experimentalist Temple Songs, who recently released a tape consisting entirely of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ covers. In fact Temple Songs might be the best part of this show, if you ask us.

Temple Songs and Childhood support Palma Violets at Manchester’s Deaf Institute. Details.

WHO’S MAKING WAVES? Speaking of covers, we’ve been duly informed that Shields, a new band from Newcastle, will be attempting to tackle the glossy sheen of SBTRKT’s standout ‘Pharoahs’ track. Good luck, we might say, scoffing their naive ambitions. But listen up: For Shields might actually pull it off. Latest track ‘Mezzanine’ certainly gives hints of a band with infinite promise. It’s taken from the ‘Kaleidescope E.P’, due out 19th November.


FURTHER NEU BUSINESS
A mish-mash of news here. Sinkane aka. Ahmed Gallab, who’s best known for being good buddies with Caribou and for working with Yeasayer, has announced details of this mammoth debut album we’ve been promised for some time. It’s available to pre-order on iTunes now.

But in terms of music you can actually hear right now, Mister Lies has a sweet new 7” single due out on Lefse Records - ‘Waveny’ forms part of the third instalment of a six edition series with the U.S. label. Stream below and lose all consciousness (or as much as you physically can without passing out in your desk chair).

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