The Neu Bulletin (9th August 2013)
Neu's weekend guide to new music, featuring Jackson Scott and Leeds' Niagara.
The Neu Bulletin provides a daily dose of new music tips, all in the name of exposing you to something fresh and exciting.
By Jamie Milton
Posted 9th August 2013, 9:45am
Every day we offer up a choice show, a song of the day and a little something extra that's caught our attention. Check back here every day for your latest Neu Bulletin delivery.
Jackson Scott, The Wytches, East India Youth, Childhood, Gaps, Kirin J. Callinan - London, Visions Festival
Tons of pre-debut album acts have been shoed into London's all-encompassing Visions Fest, which breeds old and new fire starters and scatters them across three different venues across the city. The big draw is Jackson Scott, who - bar a Rough Trade instore tonight (Friday 9th - pop along to that too) - is playing his debut UK show proper. Then there's the hateful noise of The Wytches, the expansive electronics of East India Youth and to top it all off, the Aussie lunacy of one Kirin J. Callinan.
Niagara - False Crimes
'False Crimes' is one of the most archetypal blog-ready songs in months. Think back to 2010 (was it way back then?) when Gross Magic was coming through, when the rule was thus: The scuzzier you were, the more capable of some kind of stardom in a parallel universe. Leeds' Niagara live up to their name, only instead of falling (geddit), they hoist up casually catchy songs and cover them in glorious goo.
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Goodbye Chanel - Through Night to Paradise EP (DIY Premiere)
Goodbye Chanel is a tricky one to pin down. His debut EP circuits some marvelling combination of heady tropical pop and more strung-out songwriting, perfectly equipped for church walls and solemn-faced crowds. There's a quiet rejoice in 'Through Night to Paradise', with 'Liefe' rooting towards a less amped-up Wu Lyf stance and the Jaymz Dean-featuring 'Divine' locking into the downbeat calm of one Deptford Goth. So many contemporaries to draw parallels to. But more crucial than this is Scott Johnson's ability to wield something of his own while standing amongst this busy crowd. He brings a whole new perspective to an aesthetically pleasing, downright gorgeous craft. The EP sits somewhere between a sun-bound escape and an evening alone in grey concrete streets. DIY's Neu Bulletin has the first stream.