News The Neu Bulletin (4th September 2012)

Your mandatory dose of new music recommendations, chosen by Neu. Featuring Temples & Night Manager.

It’s Tuesday, September 4th. And besides streaming the new xx record, you can’t be doing anything that much worth your time, let’s face it. So for evening and afternoon plans, here’s today’s round-up of everything new music that’s arriving on your doorstep, or will soon be leaking out of the gaps in your stereo speakers, curated by Neu editor Jamie Milton.

WHO’S PLAYING WHERE? Horse Thief make evolving, progressive alternative rock and if they’re on a bill with Milagres, you know there’s something special in their locker. It’s at the Shacklewell Arms in London tonight.

Temples (image, above) are going places fast, their evocative take on scuzzy psych rock a real jolt of light in the dark. Check them out at one of their very first gigs while you still can. They play The Social in London with The Voyeur and Charlie Boyer./

Make of this what you will. Night Engine produce Bowie circa-‘Let’s Dance’ glam rock, the kind that’s perhaps due a large-scale reincarnation in the charts. If anything’s capable of kickstarting such a dramatic twist of events, it’s these guys. It’s bound to split opinion, but there’s a lot to enjoy here.

It’s due time we bid farewell in the right and proper way to Night Manager, a Brooklyn band like no other. Personally, I’d never come across such a heady, hormonal rush of rock ‘n roll, played with such sass and taste for the extreme. This was music with a limitless drive, a hedonistic sex appeal, a unique glow. I’d never heard anything like it and I’m beat for when I’ll hear anything like it again. Stream the goodbye EP and get lost in the sound of a band departed.

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