Neu Bulletins are DIY’s guide to the best new music. They contain every single thing that’s been played at full volume in the office, whether that’s a small handful or a gazillion acts. Just depends how good the week’s been.
Alongside our weekly round-up of discoveries, there are also Neu Picks. These are the very best songs / bands to have caught our attention, and there’s a new one every weekday. Catch up with the most recent picks here.
(Photo: White Wine)
Tancred - ‘Sell My Head’
Sugar sweet to the taste, there’s an underlying bitterness to Tancred’s frantic pop-punk. Taking the Diet Cig template and adding a snarl and scorn, it’s a new edge to the fuzz-punk du jour. “I drank you up like wine,” sings Jess Abbot above salt-in-wound, gnarled guitar lines, adding a foreboding slant to young, saccharine love.
White Wine - ‘Where Is My Line?’
Daft though the video may be, there’s a warped darkness to White Wine’s collage of oddness. Fronted by ex-Menomena man Joe Haege, it’s a clattering, kitchen-sink mash of noise and fuzz, poked and prodded til it resembles a chart smash-hit. Off-the-wall and brimming with ideas, it’s an intoxicating brew.
Crewshade - ‘Julio’s A Narc’
Seemingly never out of the studio, Jenny Lee’s back with yet another new project. This time, it’s Crewshade, a noise-rap duo formed alongside New York super-producer Jimmy Giannopoulos. It’s a world away from that Warpaint day job - stabbing synth-lines cut a path through dustbin-lid clattering beats, while Jimmy’s tongue-in-cheek bars channel fellow New Yorkers Beastie Boys in their smirk and swagger.
SuperGlu - ‘Rounder’
Bubbling guitar-pop takes the fore on Dingus Khan frontman Ben Brown’s latest project. ‘My love is upside-down, is inside-out, is round and round,” goes the spiralling hook, another layer of disorientating madness to their infectious fuzzed up melody.
Acid Tongue - ‘Funny Little Colors’
Like King Gizzard on a whole bunch of Ritalin, there’s a wooziness to Acid Tongue’s psych oddity that quells the madness. It’s no less otherwordly for it, though, Charlie Manson’s one-man-band dealing in a cross-eyed, surfy garage rock that’s as catchy as it is kooky.
Soul Structure - ‘True Love’
Tied up in knots, Soul Structure’s twisting post-hardcore revels in the visceral. Snarling and spitting one second, before pulling it all back in favour of twinkling interludes and jazzy passages, it’s a gripping cut of post-everything punk that teeters on a knife-edge throughout.