Neu Bulletins are DIY’s guide to the best new music. Each week, our editors pick their fave new tracks out of all the exciting, emerging artists we’ve been playing at full volume over the past seven days.
We’ve also got a handy Spotify playlist where you can find all the Neu tracks we’ve been loving, so you can listen to all our hot tips in one place!
Lime Garden - Clockwork
Not since The Big Moon first popped up to illuminate the indie-sphere have we wanted to be in a girl gang as much as Lime Garden. With every new move, the Brighton quartet have added another earworm to their arsenal; now, fifth offering ‘Clockwork’ arrives to show they can do moody swaggers just as successfully as a brighter, more Britpop-influenced bop. Full of dead-eyed vocals and luring bass lines, the clock is surely only ticking towards imminent domination. (Lisa Wright)
Enola Gay - Scrappera
Never has a song title fit so perfectly with its author as ‘Scrappers’ does with Belfast belters Enola Gay. Yes, they might be railing at belligerent bouncers, drunk on power, but the quartet’s frenetic punk racket and wild-eyed delivery sounds like it’s permanently about to try and offer you out for a fist fight in a car park. We’re sure they’re nice boys, really. (Lisa Wright)
Shybaby - Pizza
If the views from the city rooftop singer Grace Eire finds herself hosting a solo party on in the video for ‘Pizza’ weren’t enough to show that Shybaby take much from their NYC surroundings, then the track itself surely will. A rambunctious thrash of a number, think Ramones’ frantic rock’n’roll rhythms and all the manic ferocity of an early ’00s Karen O in the often-screamed vocals. A whole lot of noisy fun, then. Just one thing: will the city forgive Shybaby for the quality of the titular foodstuff on show? (Emma Swann)
Fräulein - By The Water
South London duo Fräulein’s latest may supposedly be about the romanticised nature of looking back on your past, however ‘By The Water’’s skeletal stalk and PJ Harvey-esque subtle menace sound far more visceral than any childhood nostalgia trip we’d like to partake in. Helmed by Joni Samuels’ deft vocals - an exercise in control and release - the pair are already building an evocative world, despite only being on single #3. (Lisa Wright)