New music guide The Neu Bulletin (Headclouds, Luke Marzec, Caro & 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.

Headclouds – Flowers

The nights are starting to draw in and it’s getting a touch chillier in the air. The end of summer is upon us, but Headclouds are managing to wring out some of the last ounces of sunshine, distilling it into their new track ‘Flowers’. All shimmering melodies, reverb-laden guitars and euphoric harmonies, it’s a burst of Vitamin D that’s still laced with just a tiny bit of melancholia. The leaves might be starting to turn soon, but ‘Flowers’ is the beginning of a sweet blossoming for Headclouds. (Eugenie Johnson)

Luke Marzec - Another Guy

Working as a session musician for most of his career, Luke Marzec is now stepping out alone. ‘Another Guy’ is the first taster of his debut solo EP, and is a hugely exciting introduction. Gorgeously gravelly vocals are laid over a gut-shaking bassline, with sharp pinpricks of synth occasionally sprinkled on top. Marzec’s is a type of voice most commonly paired with lazy strums of the guitar, and as such, he steps forward as an extremely unique prospect. Also: why has he been hiding that voice all these years? (Will Richards)

Winston Surfshirt – Same Same

It’s kind of difficult to predict what to expect from a band with a name like Winston Surfshirt, and perhaps that’s the point. The six-piece Australian outfit are gearing up to release their album ‘Sponge Cake’, which is set to soak up indie-pop, hip hop and pretty much everything in-between. Their latest track ‘Same Same’ glides along on a buoyant synth pulse and shapeshifting vocals before introducing flashes of funk and jazzy brass. They tie it all together with ease though, making a dancefloor-ready weird-pop wonder. (Eugenie Johnson)

Caro - Eyes On The Ground

Leeds newcomers Caro have wasted no time in showcasing their chart-flirting ambitions. New cut ‘Eyes On The Ground’ is a track full of life - vocals buzz around sprightly thwacks of synth and create something that never sits still and is constantly intriguing. There’s plenty of depth to the track, with meanings as deep and complex as all of Caro’s output so far, but it’s also simply a great, off-the-wall pop song at its heart, and that’s more than enough on its own. (Will Richards)

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