News This Week In New Music (15th September 2012)

Neu editor Jamie Milton rounds-up the week’s new music movers and shakers.

There are more important things to worry about than royals getting caught with their tops off. New music, for example, is something that should be hitting the front pages of tabloids day after day. But for the time being you have to rely on petty specialists, such as Neu, to tell you what the hell is going on every week. Because trends can come and go in the space of a couple of days. And few tracks or videos have a lifespan of over a week. So we need to pick out the best for your consumption. And believe us: The best exists below:

TRACK OF THE WEEK Talk about a step up. Pandr Eyez (pictured, top) have always had one eye on the charts, from when they released a debut EP through Cascine last year. But this time round they’re fully focused, with no distractions. New song ‘Again and Again’ warrants just that: repeated plays until your quota for Robyn-esque pop perfection runs its course. Which is never. So enjoy a preview of a forthcoming single on Double Denim Records.

As each day passes we fall more and more for the psych-fest that emits from Temples’ acid-trip tones. To think the band probably reside in some scummy East London flat makes zero sense. These guys belong in the Aussie Outback, protecting the bumper of Tame Impala’s tour bus from kangeroo roadkill. Soon enough they’ll be as big as - if not bigger than - trusted Tame, so enjoy the sense of “I was there first” superiority while you still can. This is ‘Sun Structures’.


We wouldn’t go as far as saying that the clip accompanying Mmoths’ glass-like electronica is a work of genius. It merely suits the crystallised escapism to the very bone; a hazy gleaming mesh of stop-start images that simply conform to Jack Colleran’s electronic mastery. The song itself is pretty special.


You best get used to us going on about this band, as the positives are unlikely to subside. Leeds’ Fun Adults are the much noted extension from Mercury nominees Alt-J. They make music of a far more obtuse and abstract disposition when compared to the triangle-bearers, and they’re likely to pick up a more critical crowd of adoring fans. ‘Sap Solid’, part of a forthcoming single on Tough Love Records, is what it’s all about.

We also highlighted the work of Brighton artist Yumi and the Weather in our 12th September Neu Bulletin. Ruby Taylor crafts a chart-ready patchwork of deftly applied sounds, and ends up sounding like a less manic Grimes, a more electronic-rooted Bat For Lashes. And this is only a debut track, so get excited.

Tags: Pandr Eyez, Neu

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