New music guide: The Neu Bulletin (Happy Diving, Goss, Ménage À Trois & more)

The Neu Bulletin (Happy Diving, Goss, Ménage À Trois & more)

DIY’s essential, weekly guide to the best new music.

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: Happy Diving, by Karli Ashlyn Roberts-Helm.

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Happy Diving - Holy Ground

Imagine FIDLAR had ditched the cheap beer for chowing down on gravel instead, and you’re halfway to Happy Diving. A pummelling punk-rock avalanche, ‘Holy Ground’ shakes the very earth it’s named after from the off - a vicious, guttural punch to the jaw, buoyed by its anthemic core. New album ‘Electric Soul Unity’ is out 19th August. (TC)

HAARM - Foxglove

Built from Phantogram’s loop-heavy pop and a smattering of baggy-era Manchester, ‘Foxglove’ is an all-embracing introduction from Liverpool trio HAARM. Whether their flavour, they find a route towards delivering instant-fix hooks and melancholy-laced pop. The project started as a “songwriting collective”, but HAARM have every chance of doing big things as a fully-fledged band. (JM)

Ménage À Trois - South Seas

It’s fitting that after a couple of years making floaty, romantic pop, Manchester band Ménage À Trois have found a French home. They’ve signed to Cracki Records for a debut LP, out next year, and ‘South Seas’ sees them navigating familiar terrain, earnest vocals on a bed of wavy synths. Wu Lyf nerds will remember drummer Joseph Manning, too. (JM)

God Colony - SE16 (feat. Flohio)

Try finding another free-flowing fireball on this level. London-based production duo God Colony have made the perfect, no-prisoners backdrop for London rapper Flohio to do her thing. ‘SE16’ is alive with the sound of London, the best match for nightbus trips since Burial emerged from the shadows. (JM)

LOVEYOU - I Want To (Make You Feel Happiness)

LOVEYOU’s music has the simplicity of a note sneaked between students at class. A first crush earnestness runs through the LA duo’s debut full-length ‘Sparkle & Crush’, rough-edged guitar notes being the only spanner in an otherwise perfectly smooth works. (JM)

Goss - I Want To Know????

Scandinavia-stamped in the best way, Goss’ debut track has all the right people behind it. It’s co-produced with Vera, the “fourth member” and engineer for Danish alt-pop trio Liss. And MØ’s a big fan, after the pair worked on material for her forthcoming second album. Fans of genre-meshing, boundary-crossing pop should head right this way. (JM)

Hush Moss - Slowly Disappear


Sweet, slumbering, sax-backed romance are the motifs of Hush Moss, a Berlin-based songwriter who’d prefer to serenade than send sexts. A cross between Destroyer and Mac DeMarco, his music is the equivalent of a first kiss headrush. (JM)