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: The Sun Days)
EAT - Byker Lime Slicer
Either they’re massive fans of popular 90s kids TV drama Byker Grove, or there’s an aesthetic emerging in EAT’s first steps. Debut track ‘Byker Drone’ delivered the gut-punch to grunge that revival cynics have been clamouring for, and on second strike ‘Byker Lime Slicer’ they up the ante. Aping Britpop anthemia with its call-and-response ‘oohs’ and twisting, shredded tone, EAT have established themselves as the bonafide real deal in the time it takes most groups to tie their shoelaces.
Garden Centre - Scrap Yard
With former lo-fi monarch King Of Cats teasing new material since the dissolution of that feline character, Garden Centre finally unveiled their debut track over the weekend. As cracked and rusty as its namesake’s hidden treasures, ‘Scrap Yard’ finds that unmistakable Max Levy vocal in its element like never before, nestled amongst a synthy sweet-spot somehow both industrial and saccharine.
The Sun Days - Don’t Need To Be Them
Despite having joined the ever-incredible Run For Cover Records roster just yesterday, The Sun Days waste no time with pleasantries. Tying up sun-kissed indie-pop with the bow of one of the hugest voices you’ll hear this side of Florence Welch, the Swedish group deal a direct-as-you-like injection of positivity to the post-punk formula.
Kaleida - It’s Not Right
Kaleida are due a church tour soon. The London duo’s moody early work is designed for giant, all-enveloping walls and great big spires. ‘It’s Not Right’ finds their electric pulse breaking form, aiming higher than ever before.
High Tyde - Dark Love
Bratty, bolshy and destined for huge stages, High Tyde already have the rock ‘n’ roll swagger of a Brixton Academy mainstay. Just days into a career that could stretch on into decades and arenas, it won’t be long until that attitude that seeps through ‘Dark Love’ is rewarded in spades.
Giovanni James - Shame On You
Experimental pop with a blues kick, Giovanni James knows how to make a first impression. ‘Shame On You’ is the kind of single that announces a star in bright, bursting fireworks. The Harlem newcomer has the vicious spit of Algiers and the startling force of a ten-tonne train racing past the station. Better hop on quick.
Let’s Eat Grandma - Sink
First of all, don’t eat grandma. Secondly, seriously - what’s she ever done to you? And finally, this is a pretty good track from the hyped up, Transgressive-signed teens. Sky-reaching pop with an experimental dose is their game, and to call it “promising” would be a foolish understatement.