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.
ST.MARTiiNS - No It’s All Over
ST.MARTiiNS is Katie Lynch and Mark Johnston - a duo making alluring indie-pop from Dundee. After drip-feeding us singles for a year, as well as releasing an EP ‘bad w/ her’ in 2017, now they’re back with new track ‘No It’s All Over’. A slowly building song that pairs Katie’s distinctive lilting vocals with jittering guitar, it takes them in a slightly more pop direction than their previous work and it’s a direction that suits them well. (Rachel Michaella Finn)
Barrie - Tal Uno
Barrie - Tal Uno Arriving from all over the world - Baltimore, Boston, São Paulo, London, and Upstate New York - indie five-piece Barrie are now based in Brooklyn. Making laid-back, shimmery pop with dreamy vocals, it’s still early days for the band - ‘Tal Uno’ is only their second single - but if it’s anything to go by, they hopefully have a bright future ahead of them. (Rachel Michaella Finn)
Mina Rose - Paradise
South London newcomer Mina Rose shines with her slick blend of pop, soul and hip hop, carving a niche with her socially conscious lyricism. After previous single ‘Lemon & Limes’, which tackles relationships between the youth and the police, she’s returned with ‘Paradise’, a track full of cinematic lulls and widescreen ambition. “‘Paradise’ focuses on our want to make this life as perfect as we can by finding escape,” Mina explains in a press release and it’s certainly a track you can escape to. (Rachel Michaella Finn)
T-Shirt Weather - My Dad’s Blue Motion
Durham’s T-Shirt Weather know their way around a sublime, catchy melody or ten, and they’re packed in by the pound to new single ‘My Dad’s Blue Motion’, the first preview of new record ’Dinner and a Show’. “I ran every red light trying to get to you,” they sing over brisk, summery chords and earworm melodies, a simple but biting romantic gesture, yet a reminder, in their own words, ”that trying your best can’t always work”. (Will Richards)