Neu Bulletins are DIY’s guide to the best new music. They contain every new track by an exciting, emerging artist that’s been played at full volume in the office over the past seven days, whether that’s a small handful or a gazillion gems. Just depends how good the week’s been.
We’ve also got a handy Spotify playlist where you can find all the tracks featured in Neu, so you can listen to all our hot tips in one place: head this way!
Miso Extra - Adventures of Tricky ’N’ Duke
It’s a strong claim to label your sound “umami for the ears”, but there’s a certain intangible deliciousness to Miso Extra’s debut that justifies the statement. Born of English-Japanese heritage, ‘Adventures of Tricky ‘N’ Duke’ fully embraces the musical input of both countries - at some points singing in Japanese and leaning into pillowy, Yaeji-esque beats; at others, rapping in English and nodding to British hip hop. Tasty? You bet. (Lisa Wright)
Lunar Vacation - Mold
It feels like we could all do with an extra dose of sunshine right now, and the new track from Atlanta quartet Lunar Vacation more than provides that perfect hit of vitamin D. Inspired by LA and how - according to vocalist Grace Repasky - “it felt like an immersive Instagram advertisement”, ‘Mold’ is a shimmering, technicolour offering, served with a dash of dreaminess. A little reminiscent of Alvvays, the sugary track is a delight for the senses. (Sarah Jamieson)
LILHUDDY - Don’t Freak Out
With his eagerly-awaited debut album ‘Teenage Heartbreak’ out next month, LILHUDDY is continuing to cement his place in the blossoming pop-punk revival scene. Sharing new single ‘Don’t Freak Out’ featuring fellow rising star iann dior and features heavyweight Travis Barker, Huggy also recruits All-American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter for the track. Perhaps the latter’s appearance being the reason why the chorus of ‘Don’t Freak Out’ has some serious ‘Gives You Hell’ energy, it’s yet another fun and insanely catchy new’un from the TikTok talent and will undoubtedly go off IRL. (Elly Watson)
Cash & Skye - No More Candy
Country - in case you hadn’t got the memo - is cool again. From Orville Peck to Katy J Pearson, Kacey Musgraves to CMAT, the genre’s modern contingent are thriving, and into the fold with an embroidered jacket and impressive bouffant come new Third Man signings Cash & Skye. With Orville-esque, twanging guitar bends that soon give way to more jaunty Jenny Lewis-isms, ‘No More Candy’ is an unpretentious, warm-hearted introduction. It’s not trying to rewrite any rulebooks, but that’s sort of the point? (Lisa Wright)
Green Gardens - I Keep Eating Myself
Inspired by a “Bill Brandt photo of a man sheltering in a crypt during the blitz”, Leeds’ Green Gardens’ latest will instantly draw you in. Called ‘I Keep Eating Myself’, the art-rock track dazzles as raw emotion pours through the vocals over the shimmering and shapeshifting backing. Speaking on the song, the four-piece add, “Hands aren’t just for holding, coffins aren’t necessarily just for being dead inside. Life is good and don’t let the chewing overwhelm you.” (Elly Watson)